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Old 06-04-2013, 10:59 AM   #1
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what would you think about a $30 breakfast

Now that I'm retired I like to go camping. Went with 3 other guys for a couple of days and we all pitched in for food but brought our own drinks.

The one camper was responsible for breakfast and made us some scrambled eggs, pancakes and sausage patties. The breakdown was that in total, there were 12 eggs used, 3 cups of pancake mix, a cup of milk, 3 Tbs of oil, 4 Tbs of butter. and about a pound of sausage.

The one camper of course took the rest of the materials back home with him. 3 sticks of butter, most of the syrup, oil, pancake mix, etc. He did not contribute anything else to the camp.

On the day we left he told us his contribution was $30!!! We were all credulous but grudging paid.

Am I right to think this is damn cheap??
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Old 06-04-2013, 11:16 AM   #2
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Damn right he was cheap! For what he brought (bought) and with what he took home, no way was this $30. I would have just donated it. What did the other guys bring? I'd be interested.
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Old 06-04-2013, 11:33 AM   #3
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Sounds like you should give him a recycled condom, seeing as how he is a cheap ****er.
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I would never invite him again.
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The breakdown was that in total, there were 12 eggs used, 3 cups of pancake mix, a cup of milk, 3 Tbs of oil, 4 Tbs of butter. and about a pound of sausage.


Being generous for him...

Eggs $1.80
Milk 2.00
Mix 2.00
butter 2.00
oil 2.00
Sausage 4.00


Total $13.80...

And that is him taking the rest home..... I would not invite him again...
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Old 06-04-2013, 12:09 PM   #7
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Wow - thats crazy. I can make three dinners for $30 !
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Apparently you should have eaten more of the food to get your money's worth.
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Old 06-04-2013, 12:39 PM   #10
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Maybe he was billing for the gasoline to buy the groceries and/or to drive them to the camp site?
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Being generous for him...
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Total $13.80.
Sounds like there were two breakfasts, and he probably spent 20 minutes preparing each one. That leaves $16.20 for his labor, or about $24 an hour. Hardly outrageous for a personal chef!

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Maybe he shops at Whole Foods.
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Damn, thought you would have at least gotten steak and eggs for that much dinero !
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If I count up everything he bought (not used) with my local prices, I could see it coming to about $30, especially if he isn't a good shopper. Syrup and sausage can get quite pricey if you get high end versions, and a dozen organic eggs run close to $5 around here.

But, I would not be camping with him again, at least not with similar arrangements.
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Wow. I've been sailing/racing with crews for about 20 years, dozens of different people, some friends - some were strangers. We divvy up who brings what (food, drink, ice, boat stuff) and spread assigments around all summer. None of us have ever asked each other what they spent, or asked to be reimbursed. None of us go crazy with what we buy, but none of us would ever skimp either (quality or quantity). Anything left that's not perishable is left on the boat for whoever (I left some food & drink this past weekend), perishable stuff is put out in the cockpit and whoever wants it takes it before we all leave. I have no idea what others spend, and I couldn't care less...life is too short.
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I just spent $80 for two " Gaston Acurio" hamburgers/ korean bbq spring roll appetizer/two lemonades/two waters and think you got the better deal!
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Sounds like there were two breakfasts, and he probably spent 20 minutes preparing each one. That leaves $16.20 for his labor, or about $24 an hour. Hardly outrageous for a personal chef!

No, just one breakfast
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This is why I never go camping.
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No, just one breakfast
Seriously, you guys are just way too polite.
Anyone I know would, when asked for the $30, have said "For what?"
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I have to agree with the OP this is damn cheap.
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