Friday, January 19, 2018

When a roti gets downsized

Recently while going home one night I decided to stop for a "pavement roti". Not keeping up the habit for a long while, I didn't realise how drastically things had changed. I was so shocked when the roti was handed to me (after I paid my $20) that I almost told the lady that I didn't order a doubles, because the size and weight of the bag just did not resemble anything like a roti.

I suppose inflation has to do with it and the vendor, instead of adjusting the price to suit, chose instead to intelligently adjust the size of the roti. What is even more surprising is the fact that Trinis accept this "mini roti" that they willingly pay $20 for almost as if it has become the norm.

Are those the same Trinis who complain when taxi drivers raise their fares to accommodate the increase in gas?

W Dopson