You Are a Worthy Opponent, Karma. Worthy, Indeed.

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Karma 1.  Me 0.

I knew it was going to happen, yet I was powerless to stop it (kind of like being a school administrator).

I just knew Las Vegas at Easter was a bad idea.

Some would call that paranoia.  I call it good common sense when you know everyone is out to get you (again, kind of like being a school administrator).Ouch.

We arrived in Vegas (no one says “Las Vegas” here).  It’s overwhelming to see this much neon and advertising.

It’s like no place I’ve ever seen.  It’s rich people, poor people, tattoos, sunshine, marble, fake grass, entertainers on the downhill portion of their career all combined with the smell of cigarette smoke.

When we go on vacation, I always think about what it would be like to move there.

That streak is over.

The first morning we decided we were hungry (sinners need to eat too…).

So we went to breakfast.  And made an investment.

A bad investment (aren’t they all in this economy?).

So much for the Evil Spawn going to college on our dime.  If she wants a degree it looks like she needs a job, some scholarships, and a loan (don’t feel badly for her… it worked for her parents).

Long story short… we got hosed.

I fired up the email machine to find someplace to eat.

Low and behold The Buffet at the Wynn came highly recommended.  Lucky for us, we are staying at the Wynn.

Turns out we weren’t that lucky (is anybody in Vegas?).

As we approached the cashier, I heard her tell my wife it was $36.95.

I thought that was a little pricey for two people, but it was their Easter Brunch (3 days early… that should have been my first clue).

Plus, who knows if we will ever be back so might as well live a little.

Then she rang us up and said “That’s $79.89 with tax.”


$79.89 for a breakfast buffet?

What are they serving?  Gold?


Eggs.  And bacon.

You heard me… bacon for $79.89.

I felt violated.

And hurt.  And confused.

I’ve never been to prison, but now I know the feeling.

Well done, Karma.  Well, done.

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9 Responses to “You Are a Worthy Opponent, Karma. Worthy, Indeed.”

  1. Lisa Parisi
    on Apr 4th, 2010
    @ 3:21 pm

    Last Mother’s Day, we took my mom to our favorite local Chinese buffet. They were having a special day – lobster, clams, oysters, crab legs. Mmmmm. Total cost – $42.00 per person. I tried to get my then 13 year old in as a child but they insisted the make-up and clothing did not go with a 10 year old. This Mother’s Day, we will stay home.

  2. AllanahK
    on Apr 4th, 2010
    @ 6:17 pm

    Wow! In New Zealand dollars that would be $111 and remember that we only get paid a pittance anyway. You were fleeced- a kiwi expression.

  3. Margaret Howard
    on Apr 4th, 2010
    @ 9:09 pm

    You should frame that receipt. It’s as expensive as any art I have hanging in my house!

  4. Melanie
    on Apr 5th, 2010
    @ 4:36 am

    Welcome to Las Vegas!!! lol

  5. Angie
    on Apr 5th, 2010
    @ 7:59 am

    I warned you!

  6. Pat Anderson
    on Apr 5th, 2010
    @ 10:37 am

    A Duke fan would have known better.

  7. Alfred Thompson
    on Apr 5th, 2010
    @ 10:55 am

    I would probably have said “In that case, never mind.” Unless I was really hungry of course. Hope it was good at least.

  8. Diane
    on Apr 5th, 2010
    @ 10:08 pm


    How was your trip? We just got home tonight. It’s now 1:06am NY time, but only 10:06pm Vegas time. So I’m wide awake and ready to party. Or do the mountain of laundry we have.

    It’s gonna be a long week.

  9. Diane
    on Apr 6th, 2010
    @ 7:03 am

    At least you used Discover and will get cash back, right?

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