As you know, I’m a fan of the Egg McMaster1. I often buy them for breakfast at the caf at work2 when I’m too lazy busy to make breakfast. And, being vegetarian, I always get mine with no meat, but a slice of tomato instead.This week, however, held a surprise for me. The caf changed its menu and, in the process, eliminated the “no meat” discount. I’m now expected to pay the same price as someone who is getting bacon, sausage or ham on their E.M. When the cook informed me of this as she was making my breakfast,I asked why that was. It hardly seems fair that I’m paying for meat that I’m not getting. And she said, “Yeah, well, customers were getting away things. You are getting a slice of tomato and those extra ingredients cost money. Getting away with something.” Ignoring theinaccuracy of pluralizing “ingredients” inthat sentence, I said, “Yeah, but a slice of tomato doesn’t cost anywhere near the same price as meat!” She shrugged dismissively. So I asked, “And if I don’t get the slice of tomato, are you going to give it to me for cheaper?” I get a resounding “no” in response. And then she gives me a very, very undercooked Egg McMaster.