For the five years prior to us moving here, I religiously had two fake eggs for breakfast daily. Day in day out, never wavering. Enter Doha. No such creatures. Well, not on my side of the country anyway. I never venture to the much acclaimed MegaMart on the other side of cholesterol corner (Ramada Junction) that possibly could have stocked the item. Since I've been here my motto has been, if my local Carrefour doesn't have it, I don't need it. So, for the last two plus years, I have faithfully had two fresh eggs everyday. Keep in mind when I say fresh, I'm talking poop still on the shell with the occasional feather sticking to it. I kid you not. I finally made a trip to LuLu last week when they were actually open*. Lo & behold before my eyes these yellow cartons jumped out at me. Eggbeaters! I wasn't even looking for them. Cool, I'll load up. Hmmm, QR 20.75 per 16oz carton. Let's do the math. Eight eggs=QR20.75 or $5.70. Advanced math: $8.55 a dozen. Ok, I'll buy two. Qatari fresh eggs are $1.54 per dozen! Aaaayyayayaaaaa. Am I worth it? You're damn right I am. Yeah, whatever big talker. That's $42.75 a month just for me to have fake eggs in the morning. Never mind my pot of coffee, toast, and fresh fruit that I add to it. Oh, the dilemmas we face in life.
*Related post: Friday Faux Pas