Good evening Mavis, Please can I have a two piece chicken and chips and a large pops.
Certainly sir that will be fifty rand ninety.
Good grief ! how much is pops these days ?, I say while handing over the money.
Thirty rand sir.
Yikes !, Last time I have bought pops it was nineteen rand.
Yes sir, everything is going up. Even bread now days is expensive.
Yes Mavis , that is true. I hope you are giving me nice pieces.
Of course sir. Let me show you.
Well at least you did not give me a wing. There is so little meat on a wing.
Yes sir , I gave you nice pieces. But there is a secret to a wing. Did you know that sir ?
No Mavis, I didn’t. What is the secret ?
It’s a piece of chicken sir…
I take my fifty rands worth of chicken and walk out quietly. As Mavis says. Even bread is expensive these days. And even a wing is still a piece of chicken.