Cart food typically costs less than 3 RMB, which is equal to 42 cents. I overheard the following conversation in class yesterday:
You got some cart food, eh?
Yeah, right by the subway.
What’s in it?
Pork, I think.
You know you can get that for 1 RMB across the street.
Faced with the decision of whether to pay 3 RMB on your side of the street or 1 RMB on the other side, you have to ask yourself if it’s worth crossing the street to save twenty-eight cents.
Can you think of any 14 cent meals in the US? I can’t think of anything bigger than a single stick of gum that I could get for 14 cents.