Thursday, March 27, 2008
This is not a post about farting nor will reacharounds be mentioned except this one obligatory time comfortably, yet inappropriately nested in the same run-on sentence that mentions farting.
To ask if you've noticed the prices at the pumps would be silly, of course you have. But has it struck you yet how gas prices have impacted everything else? Holy moley, it's out of hand I tell ya.
I would estimate grocery prices are up about 20%. I remember being in Hawaii a couple of years ago and one of the tour guides asked, "Have you seen the price of a gallon of milk here on the Island?" Just a few short years later, boom (though I would suspect their prices how have increased proportionally). I decided to go to Boston Market for lunch today and what once was an overpriced, unsatisfying meal at about $6 or $7 was over $9 (it's back to the PB&J in my office cupboard to recover).
I recently spoke with my plumber, more accurately, the plumber who has done all of the plumbing work on my home since I've owned the house, and he now adds a "gas surcharge" to every house call and the cost is based on the distance traveled. When a plumber needs to ask for a gas surcharge, things are getting tough.
Is anyone out there other than me nervous, upset, or and/or scared?