TJ's Breakfast Diaries

It all started in March 2004, about a year ago. T began working in Civic and J had a 9am class at ANU. Both were busy people for various reasons and needed time to breathe, relax and chill out. Breakfast sounded like the perfect opportunity to spend some time philosophising, discussing world events, politics, gossiping, or more often than not just having a whinge, a bitch or a moan about love, sex, work, family or friends.

Location: Australia

Thursday, May 05, 2005

What a rip off!

It had been several weeks since T and J had been to breakfast.

Today they thought they would try Tosolini's - a popular spot in Civic.

At first they thought they would sit outside, but when J went to the bank T decided it was far too noisy - the bus interchange just just around the corner, so they moved inside.

After waiting quietly for several minutes, J declared "It would be nice to get some service". They sat a bit longer, watching the waitress serving the people who came after them before J strode up to the brewster, asking if he could order coffee.

Straight away they were served - ordered coffee and then left to ponder the menu. It was T's turn to pay and she noticed that is was not going to be a cheap meal. But she already knew that this place was not known for its value for money.

J ordered the standard - poached eggs, bacon, tomato and mushroom. T went for the smoked salmon eggs bendict.

The coffee was good both commented, as the subject of conversation flowed between work and university.

"Gee it is nice to hear you talking about this stuff, rather than K" J observed.

"Well, I suppose I have got into my work at the moment - I can see the end in sight" T replied, refering to the postgraduate project she had struggled with for nearly four years.

Breakfast arrived, so no more chat for some time.

"This is nice, but it is a bit cold" T commented.
"There is nearly half a pig here" J stated about the pile of bacon on his plate.

After breakfast, T went to the counter.

"That will be $44.50, thanks" said the waitress

T tried to contain her shock - she was expecting it to be expensive - but not double what they normally pay!

Maybe they will go back next time so J can have a shout - after all the food was pretty good....


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