It is a cold day in Hell that I criticise my employers, but I could barely control my outrage after buying a packet of three biscuits in the canteen to go with a nice cup of tea.
The reason for my fury: 35p. Thirty-five new pence.
THIRTY! FIVE! PENCE!
feelers out on the old social media, I find that - perhaps - my fury is
exaggerrated with reports of two for 50p, and some poor sap being
charged a pound for the Jaffa Cakes. Good Lord, you could buy a whole
packet for that, and still have change enough to fling at a hapless
mendicant on the way home.
I believe that I
have discovered the tip of a very large iceberg. While 35p for three
biscuits probably isn't terrible in the grand scheme of things, there
are clearly financial officers at other office-based workplaces who are
holidaying on the proceeds of their biscuit price-gouging scam.
There should be a riot over this.
Or at the very least and extended tea break. Take THAT, The Man!