Trudi’s Corner: Packages Shrink, But Prices Climb Anyway

By Trudi Cunningham

It’s not often when I’m stuck about something to write about. Believe me, right now I have any number of ideas in mind, but I can’t decide which way to go.

The last time, I wrote about T.V. commercials and how idiotic some of them are, to say the least. A T.V. personality asks why people are carrying some sort of a large cardboard sign from a bank, right? Do these people need money like this, plus a few other ads? Oh well, I’ll have to get back to that some other time, as they “drive me up the wall” at this point. I am tempted to call the bank, but I won’t.

My biggest gripe again is what goes on with our everyday staples. How about those orange juice prices? We used to get 64 oz., now we get 48 oz. That’s one pint less. How about coffee that used to be 16 oz., then 13 oz., and now 10.5 oz. Or how about ice cream, down to 54 oz. from a half gallon, I believe.

I do believe people need raises in the employment field, and as a consequence food prices go up as well. But why must we suffer in two directions? The prices go up and the quantity goes down.

Then again, we supposedly get great sales and coupons to entice us to buy. “Forget about it,” as I’m going to cut back on everything the same way they have cut back on the consumer. Maybe everybody should take a stand and benefit in the pocketbook. Maybe in the weight department, too – that wouldn’t be hard to take, don’t you think?

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