Maybe I’m late to the game, but what’s up with all the $2 service charges these days?
Last night, I ordered pizza and had to pay $2.50 for it to be delivered. I was not pleased since I was already way overpaying (because what I want NEVER fits into one of the discount deals). I was told I didn’t have to tip if I really didn’t want to. Right. If I’m going to stiff someone, I don’t think it’ll be the person who knows my address.
Then I just spent a ridiculous two hours dealing with my car tags. Fine, blame me for waiting till the last day. But they don’t even supply chairs for those renewing anymore. Further, the clerk (when I finally made it to the front of the line) told me in no uncertain snippy terms that I had to pay $2 for the privilege of standing in said line.
Well, I think I’m going to start charging, too. OK, pizza place, if you still want my business, you’ll have to pay me $2 every time one of your coupons doesn’t apply to me.
Car tag rudeness? That’ll be $2.
Check-out clerk who opens a new line but doesn’t take the next person already in line? I’m gonna need $2.50 for that.
I get that things are expensive. They are for everyone. But I’m seriously so ticked off at the money — and I’m not even a cheapskate — and hassle I’ve had over the last day that I’m rethinking a few things. If I start tailoring my purchases, trust me, it’s going to take a lot more than $2 for a business to make up the difference.