The following is the conversation that happened next:
'Excuse me, is this my bill?'
'Yes it is.'
'Umm, there must be mistake. $15.85 for a banana, danish and coffee?'
'Yes that is for our breakfast package. You can add more stuff if you'd like'.
'No no, I don't want more stuff nor a banana, danish and coffee for $15.85. These items should only cost at most $4.00.'
'Oh O.K. Well what I'll do is ring up these items the other way.'
The other way. What is the other way??? She goes back to her register and brings me another bill.
'It looks like it will not be much cheaper. Your total is now $12.19.'
'Wait a minute. There is no way a banana, danish and coffee should cost this much no matter how nice this hotel is. No thank you. Have a good day.'
So after I picked up the rent-a-car I stopped off at the Exxon gas station near the Holland Tunnel and bought a pre-wrapped cheese cake and a Starbucks iced drink in a bottle.
'That will be $3.75 sir'.
Nice! And I was willing to spend $4.00. So I saved myself a quarter.