The Fishy Tale ...

Yesterday, the wife and me went grocery shopping when I got back from work, urrmm, I mean when I got back from my planetary exploration :) As usual we went to our regular friendly neighborhood hypermarket. I just love going there cos it's pretty close to my house, don't have to brave any traffic and such.

My wife didn't cook dinner cos we decided to have dinner at the mall and we thought we'd pack some food back for my mom later (she wasn't in anyway). Now this hypermarket is pretty neat, they sell cooked food inside as well for takeaways. The food is pretty good, not really fine dining but palatable. I decided to get some fish curry for my mom cos my mom is not too keen on red meat and stuff.

I packed this generous amount of asam pedas fish curry (literally translated, spicy & sour fish curry) for her, When I say generous, I mean generous. This included a nice chuck of mouth watering stingray fish, loads of ladies fingers, tomatoes and the curry itself. Then I headed to the cashier to pay for it and he scanned it and said it cost 50 cents! I looked at him in disbelief and ask him again in a slightly bewildered voice ' how much did you say that was?' He looked at me and said '50 cents, sir'.

Ok, something like this happened to me a while back at another hypermart, where I bought some longans for almost dirt free price and didn't want to look like a silly fool again, so I called the wife and asked her to ask the cashier again how much the fish curry cost. And the guy said, '50 cents, maam. we're having an offer now'. That was a pleasant surprise cos I expected it to cost at least RM3.00! I was smiling from ear to ear :D How often can you buy food for 50 cents nowadays?

With the price of everything and the kitchen sick rising, paying 50 cents for a generous amount of fish curry seemed like heaven sent. If I hadn't already had my dinner, I would have definitely bought more stuff from there cos even the other dishes they had on hand was on special offer.

Now I know why this hypermarket is the favourite of both the wife and me. And that brings me to another post about my Saturday 'date' with my beloved wife, but that's another story to tell which I will post a little later on Anything Goes! Have a great weekend folks, I know my weekend is already a great one :)

8 weird comments:

Mariuca said...

Hola Spiff! You've been tagged. It's a bit more diff, but I bet ul enjoy doing it! :)

http://mariuca.blogspot.com/2007/09/rudolph-returns.html

sweetiepie said...

50cents? I can't even buy a bar of chocolate with 50cents! You got yourself a great bargain there Spiffy!

Where's that hyper mart? Now, don't be too secretive... hehehe

Spiff, The Spaceman said...

Hi Marz, nice to see you here. Oh, boy you tagged me something difficult to do? But I guess the genius Spaceman Spiff will prevail ... hehehe ... Will check it out soon. Thanx for the tag though.

Spiff, The Spaceman said...

Sweetiepie, you're right, with 50 cents you can't buy much nowadays let alone a nice packet of Asan Pedas Fish curry ... :D

Hmmmm, I'll think about telling you the hypermarts location, takut nanti you go an buy all my 50 cents fish curry ... hehehe ...

ethel said...

Owh.. I was expecting some else is behind the cheap priced food. Like maybe the fish wasn't fresh or anything... turned out it was really cheap without any bad reason behind it.

Guess I should start thinking about positive stuff from now onwards. Unhealthy for the mind.. :P

Menopauseprincess said...

Unfortunately that's a little too far for me to travel for a good deal. I think 50 cents gets you two small pieces of chocolate here.

Spiff, The Spaceman said...

Ethel, Yeah maybe if you think positive hard enuf, all the food would cost dirt cheap ... LOL! Sometimes it's nice to be pleasantly surprised with cheap food.

Spiff said...

Menopauseprincess, whoa, at least you get 2 small pieces of chocolate. Here 50 cents would get you urmmm, practically nothing ... LOL! I'll be going to that hypermart again next week and I'll let you know if I still get dirt cheap food ... LOL!