Counting the cost
Jody: OK, put the bags in the kitchen. I want to add up what we've spent.
Hans: I think we've spent too much.
Jody: Well, it's better to have good food than to buy cheap things. And the supermarket is cheaper than the local store.
Hans: But then we have to travel further.
Jody: I still think it makes sense.
Hans: Well, let's see what we've got. Have you got the receipts?
Jody: Yes, here they are. Remember, we went to the Post Office as well. I bought a book of twelve stamps, that was three dollars fifty cents.
Hans: And we posted Ingrid's airmail letter.
Jody: Yes, that was quite expensive, two dollars forty cents.
Hans: So we need to add on five dollars ninety cents to our supermarket bill.
Jody: We bought a lot of nice things though. Look at these lovely strawberries.
Hans: How much were they?
Jody: One ninety-nine.
Hans: We bought cream to go with them. That was a bit much.
Jody: Only eighty cents for a big carton. We deserve it. We work hard.
Hans: I'll have to work even harder to stay slim!
Jody: You look great! Let's look at the receipt. The washing-powder was on special offer.
Hans: Yes, that was a bargain. Three dollars thirty-eight for that large box. The chicken was expensive, six dollars seventy-nine pence.
Jody: But it will last for three days. I can make a
lemon chicken, some curry and there will be some left over for salad. Three meals!
Hans: You're a great cook. That helps a lot.
Jody: Thanks. I like cooking. When I look at the list I think we've done quite well. Almost 20 bucks, but we've got several god meals, some treats, fruit, and things for the house.
Hans: And the frozen things will last a long time. The fish was only two dollars thirty cents.
Jody: Let's have that now. I'll cook the chicken later - after we've had the strawberries and cream!