With living costs skyrocketing...beyond imagination....the question you must be asking yourselves by now is...am I going without the foods i used to enjoy and could afford to buy..not too long ago?
Are you carefully checking for offers...when you food shop? Do you have an eagle eye for the best deals? Do you buy heinz beans or a much cheaper alternative? Is your tea and coffee well know brands or cheaper alternatives? How long...before even the cheapest brands are out of reach for your budget? What do you miss about your shopping experience? The money to buy...what you used to enjoy eating or drinking?
The bad customer service experience...the anti human...self service machines and lack of human to human interaction? The extremely greedy companies...want you to scan those items and save them a whole lot of money...on paying a human to work the tills...so be aware of this each and every time you use self service...cause you are removing jobs from people.
be aware also...when you don't pay cash for goods...you are supporting a cashes society and playing right into the hands of the megalomaniacs...who want to control every aspect of our lives and have a social credit system.
I can afford anything I want. I just refuse to PAY that much for some stuff. Greedy, gouging %^&[email protected]$^&#. Told my boarder to bring home a quart of vanilla ice cream to make root beer floats. He brought it up this am,. Thats a half gallon..I said quart. No...that IS the quart. Container looks like half. Check..it is a quart and a half! So that is their game! Shrinkflation. Person wants half..sees carton...half. And gets rooked out of a half a quart. So now a gallon is 3.5 quarts. Bet price is higher also. I buy only primals of rib eye when the local grocer runs his meat sale the first weekend of each month. Only meat I use now. $7 a pound, cut into steaks or how I want. Use for that or roast or cut up for stroganof.( ou spell it..spellcheck gives me strongman or estrogen!) I refuse to pay $5 or more for belly/flank or neck flap,dewlap/brisket or chuck roast. Nor will I pay $1 for one stinking fried chicken wing! Or $5 for a cup of cold coffee! As long as suckers pay, prices stay.
Self-service checkouts lower inflation and I dread to think what the quality of life would have been like since 2008 if not for technology and the internet. These are the things which offset the losses that come from meeting India in the middle. Not all the losses but there's a limit to how far we can fall by doing more with a lot less. Employing people is going to raise costs for business and prices for the consumer. We have no choice but to do things in the most efficient way we can.
ChesneyChrist: Self-service checkouts lower inflation and I dread to think what the quality of life would have been like since 2008 if not for technology and the internet. These are the things which offset the losses that come from meeting India in the middle. Not all the losses but there's a limit to how far we can fall by doing more with a lot less. Employing people is going to raise costs for business and prices for the consumer. We have no choice but to do things in the most efficient way we can.
And this is so true for the retailers in this country because we do have a competitive market in that field. Other industries may not be passing those savings onto us but for grocers the profit margins are razor thin.
Why not get around the loneliness of self-service checkouts by shopping with a neighbour. Because if you're shopping with a neighbour you can buy in bulk. Two birds, one stone. Use the fact that we are all going through the same thing as a bonding session, to pool resources with good company because surviving hardship rests upon teamwork, the ability to come together. To subordinate the interests of section and individual to the company as a whole. It would be better to know the neighbours anyway, better than talking to someone at the checkout who is paid to talk back.
Particularly if you don't live in area full of traumatized afghans with bedsheets over the window. We know that diversity makes it harder to do things as a community but don't be suspicious of everyone you meet because you read the daily mail. When you're surrounded by people you could have worked with if not for the fact you're a slug man. Unless the culture has more money than sense we simply have to trust somebody sooner or later.
From what I have noticed, most people quickly adjust to the new prices and seemingly prefer to stick to the quality than the cheaper price. I don't buy anything just because it is on offer, I buy what I need and I prefer certain brands. It is food after all, how much do you need?!
And whilst I'm on the subject don't use British Gas for your gas appliances. You know how I said about grocers having a relatively efficient and competitive setup, well the same cannot be said for British Gas. British gas sells peace of mind to a pen-pushing public who don't have any practical skills or knowledge. British Gas are a crony capitalist rag but the reason they get away with it is because people don't know what they're doing, unlike when it comes to shopping for groceries. You really are the biggest, most put upon idiot if you use British Gas.
Not that im touting for work or anything things are just getting a bit real now. Too real for British gas where you will be sold so much more than you ever wanted or needed, and better than this, every bit you are sold will cost twice as much as it should. British Gas are just scumbags preying on housewives and office workers.
And bin the idea of service contracts altogether. Get away from all this insurance of appliances and have a rainy day fund. Get your peace of mind from the rainy day fund, anybody selling you peace of mind, is ripping you off. Don't let them do it to you.
We could all do a lot better if we grew some savings along with a pair of testicles. If we actually forego some security we will end up with a lot more security in the end. Don't ever buy insurance unless its a legal requirement and/or covers you for an outcome that is completely catastrophic. Ask yourself what are you insuring yourself against? Don't insure it if it would be barely a problem, live with a tiny bit of risk or have great danger thrown upon you. You have to grow a pair
they use celebrities to promote and try to normalise the eating of the bugs...so the great unwashed get used to the idea and the sheeple tend to go along with what governments say..no matter how insane it is...so it won't be long until the dumb asses start eating the bugs
are you figuring out yet why meat food prices are skyrocketing beyond imagination? it's an agenda to remove meat from our diets and make insects as the only option world wide communism and only the mega rich...will eat the meat if they get their way
Actually that is the most strikingly wasteful thing that people don't seem to do enough about - being insured out of your arse. Living in a type of bubble maintained automatically at staggering expense. Things could work so much better with just a trace of initiative, saving engenders so much better habits than cheap credit and insurance which are the kiss of death to what being materially resourceful is. Even if you're really bad at maths just take it as a given that you're being ripped off.
And another thing that savings do along with lowering inflation is allow somebody to use that money for a positive reason. Half the insurance industry could be liquidated and used for a positive reason. Wouldn't you like that? They put the fear in you and sell you back peace of mind, millions of people dedicate their lives to it but these people could have skilled craftsmen, brilliant engineers with an intelligence unequalled in the history of the world and the last people to succumb to this economic crisis. Instead the intelligence of the world has been captured by China, anyone who can do anything in China, the most intelligent generation in the history of the world simply tossed as a present to communism because of people like us and our f*cking insurance l
If bugs are the answer, why didn't the Africans eat that plague of locusts? I have noticed one thing around here. Lack of bugs. Used to drive and windshield in summer was constant splat, splat, splat. Now when a bug hits, it is an event. I would go hungry if I had to forage for bugs. And fight my chickens for them. Be assured, if bugs become our food source, our rich will tie up the raising, processing and selling of them so the peasants can be gouged just as much as the mark ups on meat. I see people carts and rare is to see pounds of flour, rice, corn meal, etc. Bags of potatos, onions, carrots, etc. But, tons of processed, pre-fab, chemical enhanced items. How is the cost of an apple compared to a fruit rollup with added sugar. But, that is what the kids demand and get. Not time to make an apple pie, hand the kid a packaged pop up instead. Costs of food depend on how one shops.
I've been very fortunate. First, I live in a very great agricultural state, many Farmers Markets and neighbors always bringing over fresh fruit and vegetables...I hoard salmon filets in the freezer, along with steaks and roasts and chicken breasts I get on sale. I keep a good kitchen stocked with all kinds of herbs and spices, fresh lemons on hand all the time. My pantry is chocked full of canned goods for several years, I buy good good on sale that stores well for a long time. In this part of Oregon, eggs and milk are very inexpensive. Cheese, mayonnaise, bread is climbing, though. So far so good.....just my two cents: it isn't really that hard to eat on the cheap. Be creative, don't be wasteful....dial it down. Most people eat too much anyway. Drink a full glass of water before each meal, about 15 minutes. You'll find you're not really as hungry as you thought. Divide a steak, make two meals. Only make one fresh salad to eat each time. (a big salad goes bad in one or two days....it's better to keep the vegetables whole until point of consumption. trust me....
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