I like poached eggs. I can make them at home quite easily. In fact I'd say I'm fairly proficient at it. I don't find them any more challenging to make than, say scrambled eggs, so when I go out for breakfast on a weekend I don't consider that the "chef" may find them in any way tricky or terribly time time consuming.
So imagine my surprise when I was slugged an extra dollar at our local cafe this morning for the privilege of ordering my eggs poached. Now, let me clarify, there was no disclaimer on the menu saying "cause we find poaching eggs a particularly onerous task, we are charging you $1 to turn you off ordering them". Nothing of the sort. I ordered, I was asked how I wanted my eggs, and then watched as the waitress pressed a button on her fancy ordering system which added an extra $1.50. When I politely pointed out that it doesn't say anything on the menu about extra charges, she checked with one of the co-owners who confirmed that there was an extra charge of $1 (not $1.50). Then she had to work out how to change the extra charge amount on her fancy ordering system, couldn't, and gave up. I paid my $1 extra for my poached eggs (which were lovely) and vowed I'd order one less coffee from them next week just to stick it up them. That'll teach em!
If you own a cafe and have to charge extra to poach an egg, you either need to put your prices up, or take a up new career cause you're friggin useless. Surely even the little darlings on Junior Masterchef can poach an egg without cyring.
So, I just don't get it. They are clearly proficient at cooking a poached egg, and their scrambled eggs have more than 2 eggs in them, so what's the extra charge for? I bet they're just trying to stick it up us posh people who like our eggs done in a posh way. Well, you're not getting away with it.......ok, well you did this time......but never again. In future I'll dribble scrambled eggs down my face with all the other losers and you can take your poached eggs and your extra dollar and shove em......sunnyside up.