[quote=“the chief”][quote=“almas john”]It’s the weekend and you have a cash flow problem. You know the feeling. You’re down to your last coins. You’re thirsty, damn thirsty. You’ve checked all your shirt and trouser pockets just in case, but no luck. No money for booze, and it would also be quite nice to eat something. The agonising thing is that you do have money - a respectable NT$670 in your bank account - but you can’t access it because the ATM only pays out in thousands.
Fear not, Boozing Survival Tip #72 is here to save you. The ATMs in Family Mart convenience stores have hundred-dollar bills!!! A bloody lifesaver is what it is. So, in the case of my… er… our hypothetical NT$670 we would be able to withdraw NT$600.
Hope this helps a few folks out.[/quote]
Ah, yes, the “Oh I GOT booze money!” scenario.
Balancing out the good news with a little bad, those self same Family Mart bastids (and everyone else too, unfortunately) have jumped the price on The Drunkard’s Friend, Vitamin Beam in the Convenient Half Pint Take Out Size.
What has cost, since the Fujineezers chased the wogs up into the hills, a reasonable NT$142, suddenly, in the last 2 weeks, has been hoisted to an nonsensical NT$155.
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot or what???[/quote]
Yep, whereas my NT$600 would have bought 4 bottles, now it just gets 3 of the buggers. A price of NT$149 would be acceptable but NT$155 leaves you feeling like you’ve just been molested on your front lawn by one of Tomhill’s specially trained camels.