A dad from Yorkshire was left ‘needing therapy’ after forking out a whopping £54 on four portions of fish and chips in London.
Gareth Jones took to Twitter to explain how his dad, Les, 83, generously offered to treat the family to a meal in Ilford, east London on Saturday night.
However, he was left in shock when the total at the chippy – which he did not name – came to over £50, with his son sharing his dad’s experience in a series of amusing tweets.
He penned: “Dad wanted to buy fish and chips last night. We let him and he gave me his card to pay for them delivered.
“He’s now trying to access therapy as he’s realised 4 rounds of fish, chips and mushy peas cost him £54. Welcome to London, Yorkshireman.”
Dad wanted to buy fish and chips last night. We let him and he gave me his card to pay for them delivered.— Gareth Jones (@GarethIG1) June 5, 2021
He’s now trying to access therapy as he’s realised 4 rounds of fish, chips and mushy peas cost him £54.
Welcome to London, Yorkshireman. ? pic.twitter.com/vTPGLJvY16
The initial tweet has since garnered over 12,100 likes and has received over 500 comments from amused social media users.
Many were quick to mock the extortionate price by comparing it to the bargain cost of their local chippies.
“£7 for a large cod and chips in North Shields tonight (I did ask for small). Straight from the fish quay into the fryer. Lovely it was,” joked one.
Another added: “Reminds me of a friend who came from London and thought his pint was cheap. Then he realised he had paid for the round.”
Later on, Gareth posted that: “Dad is slowly recovering, helped by some red wine and reassuring words. He’s tickled that this post generated so much fun. Here he is looking much more content and very good for 83!”
He then joked: “I drove him back to Yorkshire this morning. His blood pressure is decreasing, and after two cups of @YorkshireTea and a long lay down, he’s regaining equilibrium. I’ve generously offered to him buy fish & chips from the village tonight – £4.95.”
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