More Expensive By The Dozen
Published: December 27th, 2011
By: Jim Mullen

More expensive by the dozen

I just got a shirt back from the laundry today. $6.75. When did the price jump from $2.25 a shirt to $6.75? There must be some mistake.

“No mistake. They haven’t been $2.25 since Bush – the first one – was president.” I guess I haven’t been paying attention.

Sue and I ate at a local restaurant that sells homemade muffins, sandwiches and boutique sodas and chips from companies I’ve never heard of. We both had a sandwich and a soda. $26.41. Mistake on the bill? No.

Gas was $3.58 a gallon when I filled up. Whew! At least it’s not $4.50 again. But I have a feeling it will be.

“We should be drilling for more oil right here, right now,” my friends say. They seem to think the oil companies are going to turn around and give everyone free oil if we let them do what they want. I bet them $10,000 that oil will end up being more expensive. Last year I would have bet them only $5, but the price of betting has gone up.


The Evening Sun

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