Whining or Stupid Spoiled American
Now that I've infested you with an ear worm, on to it!
Ice cream isn't something I buy a lot. We could all stand to lose a few pounds, more than a few in fact.
It is a nice occasional treat though.
Imagine my surprise when I noticed at the store last week that ice cream on sale costs five dollars - ON SALE!
The kicker was the bastards shrunk the carton again. A carton of ice cream used to be two quarts. Then it shrunk to one and three quarters quarts. Now it is one and a half quarts. Did they think we wouldn't notice? C'mon!
It wasn't just one company. They all shrunk the size. Isn't this collusion, price gouging, SOMETHING?
One of the reasons dairy is so high is because it is being shipped to other countries. Hey, here's an idea. DON'T SHIP IT TO OTHER COUNTRIES!
It's bad enough that all the jobs are getting sent overseas. Don't send my ice cream too! Unpatriotic bastards!
A teacher in my son's pre-school had peanut allergy. He was never allowed to pack peanut butter.
I was so excited that when he started kindergarten he could finally pack peanut butter.
Guess what! There is a kid with peanut allergy so he can't pack peanut butter. GAAAAHHH!
Keep in mind that I do not want to kill anybody's kid. Peanut allergy is scary.
BUT my son can't have wheat or dairy or egg and he shouldn't have soy. Can you see my lunch packing dilemma here?
My son wants sandwiches. He wants to be like everybody else.
I can buy him gluten-free, vegan bread. But what kind of sandwich can I make him?
Egg salad is out!
Most lunch meats are loaded with nitrates/nitrites. He's not supposed to have those.
I can buy Hormel naturals lunch meat but I can't make a sandwich with mayonaisse or Miracle whip because they contain EGG.
He doesn't like mustard and vegan mayo is made with soy.
So lunch meat sandwich is out unless I use soy.
There's always tuna. But wait. That needs to be mixed with mayo to taste decent, plus it's filled with mercury. My son tends to hold toxins in his body rather than shed them so we don't need mercury.
I have purchased sunflower seed spread. It tasted similar to peanut butter, better I thought. He hated it.
Almond butter and cashew butter are usually pressed on the same equipment as peanuts so we were told that was out.
Sorry that you want a sandwich son, but somebody's peanut allergy has trumped your right to have a normal lunch.
Why can't they do a separate table set far away from the other kids for peanut butter lunches? Lots of schools do that.
Even better - take all the kids with peanut allergy and send them to a far corner to have lunch.
Ooh. I've got it. How about I demand everybody else's children eat lunches free of wheat, dairy, egg and soy?
COMPANIES TAKING ADVANTAGE OF HIGHER GAS PRICES TO BEND US OVER
When I've gone to the grocery store lately, I've noticed prices aren't rising just a little bit. They are shooting up overnight.
I'm not talking about five or ten cents. I'm talking about a bottle of oil going from three dollars to six or seven. Some items might rise by only thirty cents but ten items that are thirty cents higher equal another three dollars in my grocery cart.
I realize gas prices are up and companies have to make up the difference. But here's the kicker. Kraft Foods, alone, has increased profits of eight percent!
The companies are raising prices higher than they need to and then yelling that the gas prices forced them to do it. Uh-huh.
I realize this is a capitalist country and I'm all about the right to make a profit. But gouging - that makes me grind my teeth.
Next year may be the year I attempt a garden. You can't gouge me if I'm not buying your darn food now, can you?