A French expat ranted amusingly after being charged AU$24 for a cup of coffee and a croissant.
Renan Pacheco, an LA-based actor, shared a TikTok video showing him quietly fuming about the “unfair” prices as he visits a “fancy” bakery in New York.
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“I woke up today and I was so happy. I decided to celebrate, so I came to this fancy bakery,” he explained.
“So I (employee) asked the unusual, I said ‘Bonjour Madame, I would like a croissant, a coffee and a sugar’.”
Renan was amazed when she told him the price of the two items.
“Do you know what she told me? $US16 ($AU24),” he said.
He refused to believe the price and asked her, “$16?”
“She said, ‘Yeah, $16,'” he recalled.
Renan replied, “But Madame, what if I take away the sugar?”
“She said, ‘No, it’s still $16,'” he said.
‘It’s so expensive’
“Mais c’est pas possible (but it’s not possible). It’s so expensive. I said: ‘But Madame, I’m French, we had the idea… We invented the croissant, you can’t sell it back to me. You know I’m addicted.”
“She said, ‘Welcome to New York.'”
As he reluctantly handed over the $16, another charge hit him.
“I take the $16, I give it to her, one at a time… and you know what she tells me? ‘Plus tips,'” Renan said in disbelief.
He joked: “It was my lunch budget guys.”
Renan poked fun at the situation, writing in the caption: “François loves NY! Until he found out the price of the croissant.”
His video has been viewed more than 5.4 million times – with many complaining about his dilemma.
“They pay the store rent,” joked one.
Another said: “Love this! This is absolutely insane! I hope it was absolutely worth it.”
One suggested: “SO MUCH?! That’s practically daylight robbery! What do we put them in this croissant, flour of gold?
Another confirmed, “Yes you get the authentic NYC experience.”
While one added, “$3 in Australia or a 10-pack for $10.”
Many couldn’t help but laugh at his tirade.
“We invented the croissant. I’m dying,” said one woman, laughing.
While another added: “The tips killed me.”
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