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Published on March 20th, 2009 | by Sinead Keogh

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€5.21

Things I could’ve bought if I didn’t have a Venti caramel hot chocolate in Starbucks.

1. A pair of shoes in Penneys (lasting longer, if not by much…)

2. 3 Easter eggs in Tesco

3. A CD single (ah, remember those?)

4. Approximately 3 Dublin Bus tickets, depending on journey.

5. 5 Songs off iTunes

6. 2 hours of parking in town

7.  An M&S lunch deal (Sandwich, crisps and a drink) with €2.46 change

8.  Anything of a whole wonderful pile of stuff on ebay, including this deadly vintage scarf.

9. 5 €1 All Cash tickets (in the vein of ‘if I had one wish, I’d wish for three more wishes’. What use a fiver if you can’t attempt to multiply it?)

10. A bundle of books at the antique shop in Enniskerry.

The list goes on (except for that it doesn’t, because I stopped at 10, it being a delightfully solid number).

Just so we’re clear, this post has nothing to do with the recession. I just realised that hot chocolate was really expensive.



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Sinéad edits books for her real job. She has never met a punctuation mark she didn't like. She likes cheese (both kinds). She is a lip-biter and a knuckle cracker. She has made a list of 50 things to do before she dies - you're not on it. In particular, she looks after movies, comedy gigs and the Event of the Week series for Culch. You can email her if you want, she loves attention. sinead@culch.ie



11 Responses to €5.21

  1. Maxi Cane says:

    I give it five years and banks will accept Starbucks beverages as deposits on houses.

    The combination of deflation and Starbucks greed.

  2. Aislinn says:

    It tastes so good, though!

  3. Sinead says:

    Interesting scarf, I especially like the serving suggestion “wear as a dress” http://tinyurl.com/deqq2l

    As for Starbucks… it’s pretty much the same price for a pint these days, but I’d rather my grande latte with 3 shots thanks.

  4. TheChrisD says:

    I’ll stick with my caramel creme frappucino 🙂

  5. Lottie says:

    Stqrbucks? Gross!

    I’d much rather the triple shot non-fat ral flack cappuccino in Insomnia.

  6. Lottie says:

    Or you could travel back in time and get 521 penny cent sweets. Do they have cent sweets?

  7. Maxi Cane says:

    I don’t think they do penny/cent sweets anymore.

  8. Rick O'Shea says:

    I drink coffee. You know? The black stuff that comes hot in a mug?

    Much cheaper.

    It’s only €1.60 for a tall americano in work.

  9. Lottie says:

    @Rick – they charge you for coffee in work? That’s just mean.

  10. Rick O'Shea says:

    @Lottie In our Starbucks they do. Can you imagine the public outcry if we were seen to be getting free Starbucks from your licence fee?

    Horrible.

  11. Oh Good God!

    Although a CD single.. HMmmm.

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