Home Non Cigar Related

Grocery shopping, where's the gold?

0patience0patience Posts: 10,665 ✭✭✭✭✭

We went to the big city to one of those grocery places. Winco, to stock up.
2 shopping carts full, get to the check out and...........That will be $519.
HOW MUCH??
Holy crap.
So I'm looking at the groceries to see what all was that much and the checker says, Do you need to put some back?

No, I don't need to put anything back. I'm just trying to figure out where they hid the gold nuggets.

Good grief, $500 doesn't buy much.

In Fumo Pax
Money can't buy happiness, but it can buy cigars and that's close enough.

Wylaff said:
Atmospheric pressure and crap.

Comments

  • ShawnOLShawnOL Posts: 8,363 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November 2020

    I get sticker shock at McDonald's. I know where you're coming from. Just on the shopping days where I stock up on meats, a half carriage of groceries tops $200. Any excuse to jack up prices.

    Trapped in the People's Communits Republic of Massachusetts.

  • deadmandeadman Posts: 8,804 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It’s gotten bad here too, a few meals has us in the $50-60 range even at Walmart

  • TheKrakenTheKraken Posts: 2,240 ✭✭✭✭✭

    When I lived in Seattle, I remember Winco being one of the lower priced grocery stores sadly. Not sure if things changed

  • peter4jcpeter4jc Posts: 15,397 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The glass is half full; you have the money to pay for the groceries, and the stocked shelves from which to take them, and the car to drive them home in, the fridge (in the home) to put them in and the electricity to run the fridge. Not to mention, the wife with which to go with to the store. I could go on... shall I?

    @0patience - I know you're just commenting, more than ungratefully griping, so this isn't aimed at you at all. It's just my way of looking at it; maybe because Turkey Day is only 2 weeks away, or maybe the caffeine's kicking in and making me happy.

    "I could've had a Mi Querida!"   Nick Bardis
  • YankeeManYankeeMan Posts: 2,654 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I get the same shock at Sam's Club.

  • d_bladesd_blades Posts: 3,719 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Passed out 25 lbs of meat at the pantry I work at this month. Pork, chicken and fish all on the government teat.

    Don't let the wife know what you spend on guns, ammo or cigars.

  • silvermousesilvermouse Posts: 19,165 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Just got back from the bank. Inflation is 2.something % but really is closer to 6% and the best interest rate from the bank for a 5 year CD is 00.25%. So every year I will lose over 5% of my savings in purchasing power, not counting the taxes on interest.

  • 0patience0patience Posts: 10,665 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @peter4jc said:
    The glass is half full; you have the money to pay for the groceries, and the stocked shelves from which to take them, and the car to drive them home in, the fridge (in the home) to put them in and the electricity to run the fridge. Not to mention, the wife with which to go with to the store. I could go on... shall I?

    @0patience - I know you're just commenting, more than ungratefully griping, so this isn't aimed at you at all. It's just my way of looking at it; maybe because Turkey Day is only 2 weeks away, or maybe the caffeine's kicking in and making me happy.

    Oh no, make no mistake, I am totally grateful for what I have.
    I grew up dirt poor and know how well I have it.
    I just was blown away by how much prices have jumped in the last month.
    How people living on limited incomes do it, is beyond me.

    In Fumo Pax
    Money can't buy happiness, but it can buy cigars and that's close enough.

    Wylaff said:
    Atmospheric pressure and crap.
  • WylaffWylaff Posts: 5,271 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @0patience said:
    How people living on limited incomes do it, is beyond me.

    It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God." Mark 10:25

    There is a reason you see so many poorer people embracing religion. A lot of times it feels like there is no way to survive without outside help.

    "Cooking isn't about struggling; It's about pleasure. It's like sǝx, with a wider variety of sauces."

    At any given time the urge to sing "In The Jungle" is just a whim away... A whim away... A whim away...
  • PatrickbrickPatrickbrick Posts: 7,733 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Groceries have been steadily going up since March. I try to only buy sale items and the total is still about 10% higher than last year. My cheap scotch has not gone up so I drink my dinner/lunch a couple days a week to save money. It really is crazy what is happening and “the bill of goods” we are being sold by those in “power”.

    "We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give".  Winston Churchill.
    MOW badge received.
  • peter4jcpeter4jc Posts: 15,397 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The real question is, am I spending more on cigars than food and if so by what factor? I think I spend about twice as much on cigars as I do on food.

    "I could've had a Mi Querida!"   Nick Bardis
  • First_WarriorFirst_Warrior Posts: 3,157 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Everyone should have at least three months worth of food, water, propane bottles, etc in their pantry. We use a sharpie to write the dates on cans and boxes so we can use the older stuff first. Expect the prices on everything to go up.

  • webmostwebmost Posts: 7,713 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The good thing is, the older you get the less you eat.

    “It has been a source of great pain to me to have met with so many among [my] opponents who had not the liberality to distinguish between political and social opposition; who transferred at once to the person, the hatred they bore to his political opinions.” —Thomas Jefferson (1808)


Sign In or Register to comment.