Mini-Rumination: The Four-Dollar Cupcake

The Curmudgeon has a weakness for cake, especially chocolate cake, so he visited a neighborhood bakery this past weekend and noticed cupcakes in separate display cases.

“Is there a difference?” he asked, expecting the woman behind the counter to note that one of the cases held sugar-free cupcakes, or perhaps gluten-free or even kosher cupcakes.

“The ones over there are gourmet cupcakes,” she replied, pointing to one of the cases.

In subsequent conversation, The Curmudgeon learned that the gourmet cupcakes cost four dollars apiece.

“Four dollars!” he exclaimed to himself.  “Four dollars for a cupcake?”

And then, another thought:  For four dollars, that cupcake better come with a reach-around, too.

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