Cheap lunch

I had a really cheap, but excellent lunch today, and I discovered the bargain courtesy of my friends Todd and Karl. Harris Teeter, a local grocery store here in the Virginia area, has a weekday special on their deli-made subs. These are fresh subs, made to order, just like at Subway, only they are about 10 times better than Subway. And ten times cheaper.

I got the special today (a turkey sub, on wheat with all the fixin’s), along with a half liter bottle of spring water for a grand total of $3.42 and that includes Virginia’s outrageous 11.5% sales taxes.

That is a bargain no matter how you slice it. It also avoids the crowds and outrageous prices of the mall.

Oh, and the sandwich was delicious!

About Jamie Todd Rubin

Jamie Todd Rubin writes fiction and nonfiction for a variety of publications including Analog, Clarkesworld, The Daily Beast, 99U, Daily Science Fiction, Lightspeed, InterGalactic Medicine Show, and several anthologies. He was featured in Lifehacker’s How I Work series. He has been blogging since 2005. By day, he manages software projects and occasionally writes code. He lives in Arlington, Virginia with his wife and three children. Find him on Twitter at @jamietr.