So I was at Kroger and I was thirsty.
I went to the cooler to pick out a 20 oz. Coke. $1.69. Reasonable. About what you’ll pay most places, at least around these parts.
Then I saw some 2-liter Cokes. (Remind me. Which is a bigger amount of Coke? 2 Liters? or 20 ounces?)
The 2-Liter Coke was priced at “2/$3.00”. (Which, I’m pretty sure is less than $1.69.)
I get pricing a little bit. I worked concessions at a college football stadium for a while (true story, by the way). I know the shtick. It’s upselling.
“For an extra quarter, you get almost double the pop!”
But this isn’t like that.
You have to buy 4 twenty-ouncers to fill a 2-liter. 4! You include the 10-cent bottle deposit here in the great state of Michigan, and that’s over $7.00!
This isn’t even close.
Kids, THAT’S why you learn math.