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A dad was left devastated after forking out £54 ($76) on four portions of fish and chips.
Les Jones, from Yorkshire, was down in Illford, London visiting his son, but regretted footing the bill when he saw how much their food cost.
The 83-year-old said he was left in 'need of therapy' to cope with the shock of it all.
His son Gareth, a vicar, shared the tongue-in-cheek story to his Twitter account.
He wrote: "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.
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. :joy: pic.twitter.com/vTPGLJvY16
- Gareth Jones (@GarethIG1) June 5, 2021
The post tickled those who came across it, garnering 11,000 likes and 500 comments - many sharing their own stories of paying over the odds in the capital.
One user said: "Rock and Sole Plaice in Covent Garden, £17 for one portion of Fish Chips and mushy peas! (Excluding Peroni) Tasty though."
Others took the opportunity to brag about the bargain chippy teas they had enjoyed recently.
One smug diner said: "We had fish and chips and peas for 5 adults on Thursday and it cost £20.20. Best fish and chips in the world in Yorkshire."
Sharing a snap of their dinner, another put: "Bought this fish and chips today in Carlisle for only £6.40 and it tasted bloody lovely!"
In a follow-up post, Gareth revealed his old man found people's reactions hilarious.
He wrote: "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!"
Gareth also told the Sun that it had all 'given him a lot of laughs' and cheered him up after the recent death of his wife, whom he had been married to for 46 years.
Gareth said: "He doesn't own a smartphone and can't use a computer.
"So Twitter is alien to him - but he's sat reading all the comments today!"
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