Convenience Store Mysteries

Posted March 10, 1999 at 2:03 am No Comments
slushees.jpg (23503 bytes) So what is with the slush drink pricing scheme at SuperAmerica, anyway?   I can’t help but marvel at its stupidity.
Let’s see… I could buy a 44 ounce cup for $2.49… or I could buy a 32 ounce cup and a 12 ounce cup for only $2.18.The price per ounce is supposed to decrease as the size increases, isn’t it?  So why does it suddenly skyrocket when we get to the 44 ounce size?

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The slush drink prices at SuperAmerica.

Size Cents per Ounce
12 oz 5.75
16 oz 5.56
20 oz 4.95
32 oz 4.46
44 oz 5.57

I pointed this out to the clerk, but it didn’t seem to bother her as much as it bothered me.  I think that she had already decided to ignore me after I complained to her about the sign on the donut case.  The sign read:

Try one of our long johns!  Chocolate-filled or white-filled!

I complained that “white” was supposed to be an adjective, not a noun.  She told me that it could be both.  “Well, what exactly is white, then?” I asked.  “You know,” she answered, “it’s like, white.”

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