Tuesday, November 24

Gadzooks!

I just paid an exorbitant amount for two gourmet (read: handmade) pies from a local bakery. I made the mistake of not asking how much they were before buying, assuming they'd be about $15 each. THEY WERE MORE THAN $15 EACH, and that's all I'm going to say.

This is just another in a string of holiday muggings at local retailers.

When I got home I told Noah I felt like I'd been robbed, and the perp gave me a couple pies out of remorse. Sure I walked away with some fresh pastries, but I can't really feel good about it.

18 comments:

roysie said...

The same thing happened to me the other day buying a wheel of brie for a pot-luck Thanksgiving. I usually get said cheese at Costco where it is $6. At the grocery store... it is highway robbery!

Bethany said...

Was it $30? Come on. You gotta tell us.

Bethany said...

Were they delicious though? Liquid-gold-delicious?

Erin said...

Roysie—Sticker shock is the worst, especially when you *know* you can get something just as good for much less.

Bethany—They were $25 a piece; with tax, almost $60. FOR TWO PIES. And they'd better be delicious. I won't know until Thursday.

Anonymous said...

Your insane. I would have left the at the counter. Family is important, but they're not THAT important. $60......

mrsofficer said...

hahahaha that is crazy ! GIRL you better get a good slice of pie for that price:)

Kate at And Then I Was a Mom said...

A few years ago, flush from a day of leaf peeping and apple picking, my husband and I stopped at a scenic little farmstand on our way home. Charmed by the down-homeness of it all, we chose an apple crumb pie and brought it to the counter. When it rang up as $23, we were floored (almost but not quite literally). Then we paid. Not sure why it would have been so embarrassing to NOT pay, but it would have been. You know?

And the pie sucked. But in retrospect, I think knowing that each slice cost us almost as much as a matinee movie ticket made it taste more sucktacular.

And with that, good luck with the pies and Happy Thanksgiving!

Dawn said...

Wow, I mean. . . see, now that's why I can't buy all organic. I would love to, and I still try to buy local produce, but when Walmart or the farmer's market sells local produce, they sell it at 2/3 the price of Wild Oats produce. Good eats can be so crazy expensive (or maybe we're just chea--I mean, frugal?)

It makes me cling more tightly to the romanticized idea that, one day, hubby and I will live on a farm of sorts, where I will grow our own produce and make cheese from our goats, baking those lattice top apple pies from scratch. . . one day, Martha. . . one day. . .

Angela said...

My head almost fell off yesterday after picking up two pies for one of my coworkers...who has fallen ill to the Piglet Flu- not quite Swine but it's on the up and up.

One pie caught my eye (chocolate ganache- cream cheese- pecans...) and as I was about to pick up this devlish creation for my family to enjoy, the 35 dollar price tag smacked me in the face...AND IT HURT!

At least you were just robbed...I was involved in a Drive-PIE.

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Stopping by from Kate's. Cute blog you have! Have a great Thanksgiving and please stop by & visit me sometime.

Colin's Mom said...

I totally agree. They look so good behind the glass but then I feel so guilty when I pay the price and think that I could have done that for a fraction of the cost. Happy eating your $30+ nonetheless!

By the way, I come by way of Centsational Girl and you are just as she described and more. Your infection wit kept me reading forever!

Anonymous said...

Hahaha! Where did you go - the Dessertery? Salem Kitchen?

Erin said...

Anon—I have this bad habit of Play It Coolitis, in which I don't want to admit things like being floored by the price of a pie.

Mrs Officer—I'm not sure what this indicates, but the pies are at least way heavier than your average pie.

Kate—I hope these pies aren't tinged with the flavor of bitterness. Although they might be.

Dawn—Yes, well, I got spanked by Mother Nature for trying to grow organic tomatoes this year. Yet I shall persevere.

Angela—Noah tells me that drive-pies are an epidemic from November to December.

Rhoda—Thanks for coming over! I'll do the same.

Colin's Mom—Thanks for the encouragement. If you stick around, you'll learn that I'm full of all sorts of contagions.

Anon—Ollie's.

Jen said...

Ah Erin - can I teach you how to make a pie? :)

I'd like to see a pie-bearing mugger...enjoy them and have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Catherine Hansen Peart said...

I came over from CG too. Love your humour!

Maggie May said...

Hm. I think you better send me one so I can test if it's worth that much.

Happy Thanksgiving! :)

mrs.notouching said...

Hmmmm... yeah... I do that all that time... with EVERYTHING... It's a problem.

copswife said...

So ... how were the pies?!?!???

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