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!