Thursday, 4 December 2008

The Cost of Living

Just a quick one today, I have fallen behind and have loads to do.

I have just returned from the local Smash and Grab-Tescos, it may be me but I have heard that food has reduced in price.

So why am I paying £10 a week MORE for my shopping?
I tend to buy the same things every week so I notice these things.

I know there is inflation, but a 50% increase is a bit much.

I live alone so my diet is crap, but, the basics such as bread, potatoes and meat are rocketing in price, just an example-I buy a particular brand of Corned Beef (yes I know it’s full of fat) but several months ago it cost 87p, now it costs £1.49, that is 52p more.

A month or so ago a loaf of bread was £1.29, it still is today, what drop in price?

Last week a pack of biscuits cost 36p, this week they are 46p. The price of fuel has dropped-eventually at my branch, they kept the price high for a couple of weeks more than the other Smash and Grabs.

But I can buy shrimps cheaply, or other “bargains” that I would never purchase, no bloody wonder Tescos profits have dropped, they are ripping us off.

They seem to think that we don’t keep receipts, well I do, and I can prove that they have increased prices or not reduced them since the so called “price drops”.

By the way, it is Pissing down here in ‘ampshire, and it is also freezing cold and very windy, just to let you know if you are thinking of visiting.



christina said...

A warm hello from Greece....just a quick note to say that here too prices keep rising like crazy while we are told that they are dropping...we are going to be so miserable if this carries on....and mind you our wages are ridiculously low....maybe half or 1/3 of what everybody else is earning in Europe...However, prices are the same as everywhere else in Europe....

angus said...

Hi Cristina

They must think we are stupid.

But the truth will out if we keep saying it.

christina said...

in greece people cannot stand being taken for a ride....have you noticed what is going on????????

angus said...

Hi christine

Oh yes, I have been watching the news.

My slant on it, I don't think it would happen in the UK today, maybe 10 or fifteen years ago but not now. Since Thatcher, greed, self need, and sod you I'm all right is the order of the day.

Or in other words nobody gives a toss anymore, they wait for someone else to sort it out, and that includes the Government- they rely on the EU to fix the problems, because they can't or won't do what is necessary.

Take to the streets! good god that would entail actually getting involved!

Not very likely I'm afraid.

Anonymous said...

Υοu aren't hungry enough to forget about self need yet....but there will come a day of when things will start changing....till then keep watching, thinking and loving always remembering that "those who forget their history are condemned to relive it"
the funny thing is that our prime minister won't resign....