Monday, June 23, 2008

I'm Tired Of Being Cheated

Seriously...how much more out of control is this economy going to get? Prices are going up and up while quality and quantity is taking a nose dive. Just the other day I made macaroni salad for a BBQ. For some reason, the salad just looked like it needed a smidge more mayo which I thought was odd because I always put an entire 16 oz jar in my salad. Well I picked up the jar and guess what...the jar was only 15 oz! One whole ounce was gone...poof! Did the price of mayo go down? Heck no! Then I started thinking of all the other products where I've noticed companys cheating us, the comsumers. When was the last time you bought a 1/2 gallon of ice cream? I'll tell you, it's been a while! You know why? Because companys like Edy's, Turkey Hill, Friendly's and so many more have taken out a nice sized chunk of ice cream and now you either get 1.5 qt or 1.75 qt instead of 2 qts like in the "olden days"! The price of icecream hasn't gone down either...see we're getting cheated all around! This morning I was driving back from my walk at the park and saw a sign advertising a "sale" on a gallon of milk...$3.79! When the heck did milk get so expensive? Wanna know the sad part? A gallon of gas now costs more than a gallon of milk! Don't even get me started on the price of gas- I can remember 8 years ago when I bought my Civic getting gas for less than $1.00 per gallon! Boy, those were the days! When was the last time you got a raise? Did it cover the cost of living increase? Mine certainly didn't! It's out of control now, almost makes you wish for the economy to crash just to re-boot itself, but then that would bring on a whole set of different problems! Humph!

I'm done with my rant!

11 comments:

Amy said...

I am right there with. Just took a vacation to the Florida panhandle, which is an 18 hour drive, and I bet we spent well over $400 on gas. Makes you wanna get sick!

Me said...

"preach"!

Angela V. said...

i feel your pain!

Tiersa McQueen said...

Girl, you are preaching to the choir! It is terrible out here! Next thing you know we'll have to cut back on scrap supplies! :O

Tabitha W. said...

I actually just saw this on the news from our local economic guru. It's ridiculous! Blue Bell ice cream boasts about not changing their size, but it's now $6.09. Bananas have gone up from 29 cents/lb to 59 cents/lb in just 1 summer. I get sick to my stomach everytime I go to the grocery now.

TanishaRenee said...

cut back on scrap supplies? I may just have to fight somebody over that! LOL

Renee said...

You are so right. Prices are going crazy. I hate to fill my van up it costs so much.

Ellie said...

Don't you hate that? They change the packaging to make you think it's something new. It's something new alright more money, less item.

Jean at Penny Lane said...

You make good points.
I worry about the people who are making difficult choices between medications, food, housing and gas.
And then there are those on the fixed incomes. Even stamps have gone up one cent which makes a huge difference in some people's lives.

Christy said...

I can so relate, I am so tired of everything thing I buy at the grocery going up and the quantity/quality going down.

Helena said...

WOW,you stated everything just right!!!!

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