T.G.I.F. – buy a smaller portion and save money

T.G.I.F. (now known as T.G.I. Friday’s – I guess because they couldn’t get the http://tgif.com domain which is a drop page for ads) is offering lower priced and smaller portions. (Heck, they could always have had that name – but I always knew them as T.G.I.F., and now they never use that – whatever!)

Cool.  This works well for someone like me.  I eat very little.  About once a week, sometimes twice, I don’t eat anything.  Nothing at all.  I am just not hungry (and I know – I’m lucky – not blaming you if you aren’t)

But it still isn’t fair – for $6.99 I get about 60% of what I would get for $8.99

Do the math.  I am paying more for less.  And yes – I suck at math.  But I think I got this one pretty close (assuming the reports I have from friends about the 60% are accurate – I don’t do Friday’s).

Anyway – it is a good trend.  And if I ever end up in a Friday’s (I don’t eat much chain food) then I’ll take advantage of it.

But it should still be more fair.  Why should I be subsidizing the ~40% of Americans that are overweight?  They don’t help me buy cigarettes!  Either problem (obesity or smoking) will kill you.  So why does the Government tax my habit and businesses rewards those of over-eaters?

See – I think about these things so you don’t have to.


  1. Thanks for subsidizing my relentless appetite! πŸ˜†

  2. $7 for a meal? πŸ™„ I mean, I got a damn good meal for about a $1.5 today afternoon….

    Anyway, tagged πŸ˜€