Wednesday, April 06, 2011

A question on phraseology

If you're in a store where the 5lb log of e .coli-burger used to sell for $10, then it dropped to $9.88 and we'd say it took a .12% drop- right?
Then if we walked our happy butts to the same place the next day and saw the same tube of e .coli-burger for $11.33- would we call that a 13% jump in a consumers prices?

Like the bell peppers that used to be 33 cents are now $1.24.

Good thing the Consumer price index doesn't look at food, or our economy would look a whole lot worse.

But like President Everyman says we'll have to get used to it.






He hasn't tried that "I feel your pain" line yet, has he?

2 comments:

  1. Ya but "he" remembers what it was like to pump gas...

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  2. Way back when each pump only delivered one grade of gas and you had to pay first- with cash.

    Because nobody had debit cards back then.

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