I hate to begin a post with the following terms “Remember when” “Back in the Days” and my least Favorite “a long time ago”, for some reason those terms really make me feel old and also gives you the reader the impression that your old as well.
With that said some time last week i was on my way to work and just as i always do before i get to the job i stopped at the news stand to fetch my New York Daily News paper, only this time something was different. I grabbed my 75 cents out of my pocket and placed it on the counter and a grabbed a news paper only to have Abu the News stand man shout over the blaring music coming from my head phones “the paper is $1.25”
This was exactly the look on my face when once i fully comprehended what he said and “the F@ck?!” is exactly what is said as I put the paper back down and grabbed my 75 cents off the counter before I continued my journey to work.
Its the year 2014 and living in New York City is far from the cheap experiences that we once faced in the 80’s and 90’s and in some cases for some readers the 70’s. Fact is since the tragic event of september 11 2001 nothing in The State as swell as the city of New York was ever the same.
The price of everything and I do mean everything reader has gone up, we went from using Tokens of $1.25
From my personal experince I think really begin to notice how far this inflation f@ckary has come along over the years when going to the store for simple stacks started to become a challenge
I used to love eating a pack of sunflowers seeds, infact I’ve been buying a pack of sunflower seeds since junior high school when they were 10 cents (that right i said 10 damn cents) and then over the years they went from 10 cents to 25 cents and now 30 cents.
And then there are the candy bars, all of them no matter the name, they all used to be 50 cents and then they went to 75 cents and now one whole dollar and thats if your lucky because in some locations depending on where you may be at a certain moment of time when your sweet tooth may strike your gonna come out of pocket a dollar and some change close to two whole dollars (i could not make this up and you know it reader!)
Here are some of our other favorites that have also fallen prey to this inflation f@ckary.
But the inflation doesn’t just stop there reader with our favorite junk food, if your a smoker then you reader are also well aware at the price hike of your favorite brands
And you know the person standing behind the counter wants that whole 12 or 13 dollars for that pack that you plan on purchasing. And just then you thought it could get any worse well it does
Even our friday, Saturday and in some cases middle of the week friends hiked up they’re prices: Oh so you want 4 chicken wings chopped up with extra hot sauce? used to be $2.00 yeah right! this 2014 $3.50 and if you want that fried rice on the side $5.25 and they want that extra 25 cents for that extra duck sauce and soy sauce your demanding.
Oh so you want to go to the movies you say on a date?
Be prepared to dig deep. personally i haven’t been to the movie in a long time, in fact the last time i did go was some time in april and even then the cashier tried to charge me $20.00 thats right i said 20 dollars for one ticket and that was for a IMAX showing, now can you imagine reader how much it might cost if you took your whole family to see a movie inside of a IMAX theater?! for 20 whole bucks and more blood from the screen better jump on to my face!
And if by some chance you still have some kind of green paper left inside of your pockets or wallets after going for broke purchasing those movie tickets, of course your only going break the bank once you hit the over priced concession stands
With the recent price hikes our news papers
And I’m sure that there will be more to come more sooner than later, The big apple as we know it will no longer become liveable
And soon us middle class and lower class people will be pushed out and replaced by rich people whom can afford to live in a society of inflation and high cost of living. With that said the f@ckary of inflation is real No matter where your living or what city you are residing in, sure we can lead a protests but that’s not going to get us anywhere but hurt feet and sore throats at the end of the day really, start a petition? yeah right! who has time for that non-sense?
In actual reality I really don’t think there is a solution for this problem…I think we as people of all races and nationality’s are stuck living a society of high priced and cost of living
With that said Thats my post for the day Time for me to do my dance out of here
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