Some people take things too far -- I understand being frugal, it's an appreciated trait. It means that you're more focused on building your future than living in the present for those that have a sustainable income, or it means living within your means for those that fall within the average.
People like the aforementioned article irk me though; today, one of The Verge writers posted about how they can't fathom spending $5 to have their $8 burrito delivered. $13 to have your lunch delivered to you doesn't seem far fetched to me, it sounds like an appropriate price for delivery. You don't complain about paying $3 delivery fee and $5 tip when you order a $10 pizza do you?
Spending $8 to have a $10 item delivered is acceptable when spending $5 for an $8 item isn't.
Doesn't make much sense. Also, if you can't afford to pay $5 for delivery, how can you afford to pay the $8 for the burrito? You can afford the $40/week for the daily lunch burrito but can't afford the added $25? What form of budgeting are you working around? That's quite the penny pinch to be able to squeeze in that Chipotle run.
Chipotle isn't offering a delivery option because they need to, it's because they want to help those that prefer convenience. It's a 'we don't need your business, we value it' situation. Apparently some are incapable of comprehending this.
Maybe someone needs to just plant a money tree.
Yes; I wrote a post complaining about a post a blogger wrote about a $5 Chipotle delivery. And to top it off, nobody is delivering anything for less than $5, what kind of idiot do you have to be to think someone is actually going to deliver something for less than that when it's a third party service. Would you deliver for less than $5? No.
Welcome to Grandiose Delusions.