the Great Boba Letdown

February 1, 2009 at 5:46 PM 2 comments

It’s been a while since I’ve last mentioned my Chinese school, which is still communist/fascist, depending on how you look at it.

Today, being only the sixth day after Chinese New Years, they held their annual festival. There was this boba milk tea booth set up.

A sign in front of it specifically said, “All you can eat.” I would have gotten photo proof, but as it was I didn’t have a camera on me at the moment.

The first thing someone thinks upon seeing that sign would be, “Wait a minute. Shouldn’t it be ‘drink’ instead of ‘eat’, seeing as they’re selling a drink?”

Then realization sinks in, “Oh, but it’s boba, so technically it could be considered eating.”

Then true revelation: “All you can eat!”

“All you can eat” is usually a phrase reserved for use by buffets, where you pay a one time fee and in return receive unlimited food (or drink in this case).

So, face with this excellent deal in a time of economic difficulty, I promptly stepped in line to purchase one, which was going at a buck and cup, not a bad bargain, even without the free refill part.

Alas, it was revealed to be false advertising. I pestered them about it, and they acted like I was joking (which I was, but only half-joking). In the end, I let them off the hook and decided not to sue them, me being the benevolent person I was.


Entry filed under: Food.

Finals Overload the Point That Almost Got Away

2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Yeena(:  |  February 2, 2009 at 7:25 PM

    LOL, they let off the last part:
    All you can eat (as long as you pay for all of it).

    i want boba now! D:

  • 2. Mr. Brown, Attorney  |  February 3, 2009 at 5:06 PM

    They made about 300 dollars. All the boba was donated by some tea house.

    They were passing out free boba drinks when the festival ended.

    i thought the milk tea was too sweet and there was too much boba. They ran out of boba before they ran out of the milk tea.


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