I take the youngest child down to the store last night because we need milk, because while we have (4) daughters, I swear they drink milk like they are teenage boys. Yes I need a herd of dairy cows, but not last night, last night I just needed to get to the store for a gallon of milk.
So my youngest (incredibly spoiled youngest daughter) goes with me, and she asks if she can pick out a candy bar. She has a $1, so I say yes until I get to the store...
EVERY candy bar is $1.59. When in Sam Hill's name did that happen? When I was a kid a candy bar was 35 cents...and we about lost it when it went up to 40 cents. $1.59...I am not single handedly financing the next expansion of Hershey Park people, I just want to get my daughter a candy bar because she is the most spoiled child this side of the Mississippi.
I do spot her the 60 cents she needs for the candy bar, but that is an increase of 3.5 cents inflation per year. That is bovine pasture droppings; $1.59 for a candy bar!
Dale Hodgins wrote:Darn! The title of your thread led me to believe that your prospecting had finally discovered a cave made of chocolate.
I have a wife and four daughters; the wife and two daughters being of age where they have monthly issues. My oldest daughter just the other day came up to me, "Oh Daddy, I love you sooooooooo much", and then ten minutes later was boo-hooing like you would not believe at some sappy moment in a TV show. I looked at Katie and asked her if there was some chocolate in the house. There are quiet notations that "it is that time".
When you are the only male in the house, and that includes a wife, 4 daughters, a dog, cat, bunny, duck and even the gold fish are all female...you get well in tune with the NEED for chocolate pretty quickly. Oh yes, I embrace the amazing properties of chocolate...for my sanity.
Chocolate and toilet paper...we go through a lot of both.
there was a 1979 essay by Stephen J Gould called 'Phyletic size decrease in hershey bars' that tracked how even as the price went up, the actual size of chocolate bars went down. even included a graph that showed a 1966 2oz 10cent bar turning into a 1974 1.2oz 15cent bar, etc. his analysis suggested that they would introduce a weightless 47.5cent bar in 1998. i reckon inflation and competition with mars (the chocolate company, not the planet [yet?]) is all that kept that from happening!
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