Has anyone ever been to a dime-a-dip dinner?
It is like a buffet and as you go through the line, you can take as many spoonfuls as you like. At the end of the table is a cashier who estimates how many spoonfuls (or dips) you took and charges accordingly. It may sound like a bargain, but it adds up quickly.
Some I've attended, the spoons weren't over a teaspoon size and to get a decent portion, five or six dips are required. Multiply that by a dozen of so dishes - you do the math.