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Sticker Shock

The Curmudgeon attended a major league baseball game in Philadelphia this week.

After emptying his wallet for an overcooked pretzel and a bottle of water, The Curmudgeon was afraid even to ask about the price of peanuts and Crackerjack

He’s not much for eating food cooked by the kinds of companies that run ballpark, arena, airport, and airline concessions and didn’t have a chance to eat dinner before arriving for the game so he thought he’d play it safe.

A soft pretzel and a bottle of water.

The pretzel was $6.  (But it’s a Bavarian pretzel,” the kindly, sympathetic cashier told him.)

The bottle of water:  $5.

So he played it safe – but he certainly didn’t play it cheap.