So there's no meaningful inflation and why can't we endure some deflation ?
Real life episode...
I was extremely hungry yesterday, so I called chicken shack and placed an order, it came out to like 14 and some change for only one person, ordered a wing dinner and an order of mushrooms (large size).
Now when I got there and was ready to pay, the older lady ~ Cheryl I believe told me a price of one hundred and something dollars, she was messing with me, apparently I come across easy going and not like some psycho, or maybe she remembers me any ways, I swear sometimes you have to kill someone just to re-establish that you are not the one to be messed with... ummm did I say that out loud... my bad it was what I was thinking as it just wasn't her, the guy at the wireless place also messed with me ? what is it with people who work at service places that just because they think they get a little familiar with you that they can play around.
Maybe I'm just being a little paranoid or sensitive, lol.
Wait what the heck was I gonna talk about... Oh yeah, after handing my bank card I jokingly told Cheryl "Hey that really wasn't my total ?"
The conversation goes something like this: (Cheryl says) no, but she was surprised by the total of 14 dollars and started talking about how everything is becoming so expensive ( now grant you, not long ago I ordered the same and it was only ten dollars?).
She had to question whether it made sense that she was charging me so much for so little.
Doing simple basic math 14 compared to 10 is a 40% increase.
There are plenty of other real life examples where similiar increases are apparent. Heck for gasoline just watch the marine movie with John Cena made in 2006 and you'd see gasoline prices of one dollar something... what are you paying for gas now ?? three and a half maybe a little less if you are lucky, heaven forbid you need to put in premium or need diesel.
So for all the talk that inflation is null or so low as to prompt government action to increase it.
Can we please stop the madness, its cool if you have a job or income that you can make more than inflation or your income goes up by more than it, but for those on fixed income or low income or heck even a moderate income it's less than ideal.
We have been brain-washed about economic cycles ~ how there's a boom ? heck there use to be an allowance for a bust so as to prompt another boom, but now a days its like they just want boom boom boom boom boom without any pull back.
Economist be daM***ed oh sure the solution or part of the fix was bridge cards for people who probably didn't need them or shouldn't have them in addition to the ones who really do.
But bridge cards, don't pay for toilet paper, diapers, tooth paste... unless you trade and barter.
So maybe it's time for a change, stop trying to control everything, do we really need all these governmental interferrers... who are paid a pretty sum to manipulate and continue the cycle of madness and renewed non prosperity.
What's wrong with some deflation, with prices going down and not just on ridiculous non essential items like i-pods, lap-tops, cell phones, but on items like milk, cereal, bread, chicken, red meat, wild alaskan caught sea-food. Fresh good for you fruits and vegetables, etc etc...
I recently went to the store because I was out of pepsi and kroger's had a thing where you needed to buy 5 items to save 5 dollars, well to save some money I ended up spending close to forty dollars, when I just should have spent 2 dollars to buy a 2 liter of pepsi.
Oh the insanity of it all, I should have simply drank the beer I had or drank water.
A phrase a woman I once knew goes something like this it could always be worse, and it could as I could still be with said woman, and instead of paying for just my meal I could instead have paid the hundred plus dollars in order to pay for her and her kids, plus the many stragglers she takes care of as if they were.
So I thought in my head, wtf.. is this a bad dream, when I was told my total was jokingly hundred plus dollars...
Anyways, in case I'm not crystal clear, come on stop the insanity about there is no meaningful inflation...
Inflation is everywhere, and for those who can least afford it, what good is cheaper gadgets when you can't even afford mac and cheese and some flavouring ( kool aid or some generic version of some powder you add to give water some color and flavour).
In a previous post, I posted something about the book movie Hunger games, and apparently in the story, people would get food and items for every entry they would put themselves into the reaping games, one character had like 43 entries.
Now granted not everyone was starving, but imagine if your only option was to have your children put into a raffle entry just to get some food ~ hence the title ~ hunger games.
Now imagine the world watching and seeing children die on some reality television entertainment control mechanism.
So much food goes to waste, even among the poor, and hungry.
A more meaningful indicator would be to wipe out poverty. Education and the use of funds to encourage employment that does not harm the environment or people.
Sort of oxy-moronic as most industry creates toxins, its the ying of the yang...
The sweet to the sour...
So what is the real inflation...
It would be great if we could suddenly jump into a star trek like future where the pursuit of money was no longer relevant. Than again some would think it would be great if dragons and unicorns really existed...
Now for an totally unrelated but relevant statement to me... as it should be about me too...
"What does a serpent know about love?"
As it being the year of the snake...
A serpent knows that often it's bite is fatal...
Oenomaus: “What does a serpent know of love?”Ashur: “That its bite is often fatal.”
Oh the statue speaks...
Anyways... hope you enjoyed my post, if not, well it's your own fault and acceptance is your problem.
It's not until you are close to death that you appreciate life...