Some time ago I visited my old friend, Alexander, who lives in Puzzlevania, where everything is a puzzle. We went to a cafe to talk a bit. To check how well we know each other I ordered for Alexander and he ordered for me. We were provided with menus, but the prices were out of this world:
Coffees: 1. Cappuccino 6.20 2. Espresso 7.40 3. Latte 2.48 4. Macchiato 6.90 Flavoured Coffees: 1. Banana 14.86 2. Chilli 2.30 3. Chocolate 3.21 4. Orange 9.87 5. Raspberry 4.56 Pies: 1. Apple 1.23 2. Banana 5.41 3. Peach 15.30 4. Strawberry 34.56
Nevertheless I knew Al loves bananas and strawberries so I chose banana-flavoured coffee and a strawberry pie for him. We kept our orders secret (written on paper passed to the waitress) until they were served.
Then the waitress came back to our table with a trolley full of food including caffe latte, cappucino, espresso, apple pie, orange-flavoured coffee, raspberry-flavoured coffee, banana pie, chilli-flavoured coffee, orange-flavoured coffee, raspberry-flavoured coffee, chocolate-falvoured coffee, espresso, apple pie, banana-flavoured coffee, strawberry pie, espresso, peach pie, macchiato for me and banana-flavoured coffee and a strawberry pie for Alexander.
She drew out an old fashioned calculator and spelled doom on Al's wallet. Then she said:
'Your friend was very kind to you. Why didn't you do the same for him, mr. Oleslaw?' and she turned away.
I felt bad that I ordered only so little for Alexander. I knew that I should have ordered at least two more things.
Do you know which ones?