Move Along. No Inflation Here.

I’ve been buying milk at Smith’s (Krogers) for the last half year at $1.99/gallon. A couple days ago they raised the price to $2.49/gallon. Of course, that’s even with the “customer loyalty card,” which I use even though it offends the living shit outa me.

So after paying for my purchase of two gallons of milk, the cashier does his shtick and says, “You saved $.18 today!”

Ah, the green shoots of the Obama Miracle! Now if I could only find a job.


Posted by Dave


4 Comments on “Move Along. No Inflation Here.”

  1. Art says:

    I know, right?
    As the car is being driven over the cliff, I expect the last words I hear will be some ivy-league apparatchik droning on about how he expects, from all indications, a soft landing.

    Some jobs I’ve been considering … and their old school definitions
    Political Activist …. rioter
    Re-Distribution Specialist … looter
    Unfunded Personal Shopper … shoplifter
    Freelance Charitable Contribution Endowment Manager … panhandler
    Migratory Temporary Labor Professional … hobo
    Philosopher … bum

    Unfortunately i don’t have the hair for:
    Facilitator for Dissemination of Obfuscation and Untruths … politician

    Realize that the growing trend among employers is that the “unemployed need not apply”.
    Hopefully the above list will help you round out your curricula vitae.

    • Hi Art,

      The philosopher gig sounds good, but I heard the pay sucks.

      Wife and I were having dinner last night, and I said, “Hey, let’s tune in to Obammy’s jobs speech.” Mrs. UC responded thusly, “Please. I’m eating.”


  2. Craig Cavanaugh says:

    Milk is almost 4 bucks a gallon here, and it’s actually cheaper to buy it at the “Kwik-E-Mart” than from the local grocery monopoly… Oh, but milk is conveniently left out of the “official” inflation numbers. As is gasoline, which comes from one of several refineries on the other side of town just 30 minutes away, yet we often have the highest price in the state. I guess Kwik-E-Mart (Stripes, another virtual monopoly around here) is making up for “cheap” milk with higher gas prices. Don’t get me started on the rip-off real estate…

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