A sketch by me and francesco. Something along the lines of this happened in real life so feel free to think of guy 1 as me and guy 3 as francesco.
(Guy 1 enters the Tim Horton’s and approaches the counter with guy 3.)
Guy 1: Hi. How much is a large chai tea.
Guy 2: $1.79, sir.
Guy 1: Oh wow, and how much for a small?
Guy 2: $1.29 sir.
Guy 1: And am I getting a bigger tea bag for the large price?
Guy 2: uhh...no sir. It’s the same tea just more water.
Guy 1: So you’re telling me that the price goes up with respect to how much hot water I'm getting?
Guy 2: I guess so.
Guy 1: So if I get a large cup and pay the large price, I only get a little bit more water and that’s it?
Guy 2: Yes.
Guy 1: And you think that’s a just reason to charge me 50 cents more than a small?
(Guy 3 smirks at Guy 1)
Guy 2: Well, I don’t do the pricing but I’m guessing the people at head office came to this conclusion...
Guy 1: So you’re telling me that if I don’t have that extra fifty cents, I can’t get a large tea? EVEN though I’m still getting the same tea bag?
Guy 2:...I guess so. Yes...
Guy 1: so then if IM being charged for the water and NOT the tea COULDNT I in theory have the teabag for free?
(Guy 3 begins to laugh)
Guy 2:No. I can’t give out the teabags for free.
Guy 1: Then how much is a cup of boiling hot water.
Guy 2: Well...its nothing...we don’t really charge for that...
Guy 1: so TECHNICALLY the hot water is FREE until it becomes tea?!
Guy 2: I GUESS SO, YES!
Guy 1:SO THEN THEORETICALLY I COULD WALTZ IN HERE, ORDER A SMALL TEA AND ASK FOR AN EXTRA LARGE CUP OF BOILING WATER AND END UP WITH MORE THAN I WOULD NORMALLY GET FOR LESS THAN I WOULD NORMALLY PAY!?!
Guy 2: No!
Guy 1: WHY NOT! WHATS IT TO YOU WHAT I DO WITH MY HOT WATER!
Guy 2: NOTHING, ALRIGHT! ARE YOU GOING TO ORDER OR WHAT!
Guy 1: Yeah I'll have a bagel...
(Guy 3 explodes in to uncontrollable laughter)
Guy 2: HERE! NEXT! Welcome to Tim Horton’s can I take your order?
(Guy 3 approaches the counter with a smirk on his face)
Guy 3: Yea ill have a large cup of hot water