During most of my 79 years, I have been fighting inflation. I dont need it anymore, nor do I want it. Begone with thee, inflation!. I’ve seen my body mass go up and down more than the economy and in today’s world, that might be hard to believe. Has anyone been grocery shopping lately? This is also something I’m really getting close to being done with. When one of your only ventures into the outside world includes going to the store for rations, it’s time to take stock of what’s important. We don’t eat out very often, so my weekly shopping needs have skyrocketed recently.

Not to mention the paper products. We pay almost $2 for a roll of toilet paper that’s going to wind up in the toilet anyway. It might just be time to get out some of those old magazines we’ve been saving because we might want to read them again. The rolls are becoming bigger and bigger it seems. However when you use only four squares of the roll, you’ve eliminated half the roll.

Everything at the supermarket is on the rise, including the tempers of the shoppers and cashiers. Road rage with a shopping cart is more prevalent. The required, “did you find everything you were looking for?” question by the cashiers is like a second thought and not really bearing any concern whatever. People push and shove their way through the aisles as if they were on a mission to get out of there as quickly as possible. In most cases it is. If you’ve been vaccinated and can’t breathe with a mask, you receive the offer of one by a clerk waiting at the door to dispense one. The shaming has begun.

Meat prices are through the roof. I wonder how much of that money is going to the farmers who bred, raised and sold those animals for human consumption. Soon we will all be vegan and that will make everyone happy, except for those of us who still enjoy our meat and potatoes.

There was a time when you could buy a can of peas for 50 cents. Today you’re lucky if you get one pea in the can you just paid almost two dollars for. I know this is all part of the trickle down effect we heard of from many past presidents. If the government is going to meet its budget, they must tax the rich, which includes the corporations and suppliers that brings us the food, which they in turn must overcharge the consumer with. Does anyone get that? Maybe the solution would be to go back to living off the earth. Oh but then, we’d be messing with the environment.

Inflation used to mean putting air into something or making it bigger. Today our dollar isn’t worth the paper it’s printed on, our needs excede our dollars, our bellys are still inflated and there’s little hope of change anywhere, except in the coffers of the US government. Maybe I should get a government job. Maybe I could be an activist. I hear they make almost $15/hour. Whatever I choose to do, my income will never catch up to my outgo.

So, I’ll continue to watch my social security check run out faster each month.  I’ll resort to eating dogfood and dumbster diving if necessary.  I’ve never had to go hungry and my belt size can attest to that.  Maybe I can live off my fat for a few months.


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As I reach the end of my years, I find I have a lot of good information stored up in this old decrepit mind of mine. If I don't write it all down, it may vanish and no one will have the advantage of my thoughts. This is why this blog exists. I love the Lord, Jesus with all my heart and soul. I know I'm undeserving of all He's done for me, but I also know that His love is beyond my comprehension. I've always wanted to write. I never kept diaries, but tucked my thoughts in my head for future reference. I use them now in creating stories, plays, poetry and my blog. I continue to learn every day. I believe the compilation of our time spent with God will have huge affect on the way we live. I know I'm a sinner and I need a Savior. I have One through Jesus, Christ. My book, "Stages - a memoir," is about the seven stages of life from the perspective of a woman. It addresses all the things girls and women go through in life as they travel it with Jesus, and it is available on Amazon.com.
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13 Responses to I DON’T NEED INFLATION

  1. hatrack4 says:

    I’m not sure about that last line, but I am right there with you. I had more buying power when I graduated college than I ever did thereafter. My pay increase always seemed to be less than the price increase of everything. I see the kids with million dollar houses and wonder if they can really afford it. And the more that the government prints worthless money, the further behind we get, and their solution is to pour more into social programs that makes more people slaves of the state.

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  2. Linda Lee/Lady Quixote says:

    I’m so lucky. I hate grocery shopping, but my husband loves it. In our 17 years of marriage, I have only had to go shopping when he was away or feeling ill. He love to cook, too. 😀

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    • atimetoshare.me says:

      As I grow older it becomes more difficult. Especially trying to find the best deals and package it all up only to take it home and have to unpack and put it all away. Well at least it’s getting me out of the house.

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      • Linda Lee/Lady Quixote says:

        Things are already getting harder for me. A couple of days ago I had to drive 60 miles on the interstate highway, surrounded by big trucks, all going the 75 mph speed limit. Then, after my dental appointment, I had to drive back the same way. Driving in heavy traffic at those speeds did not bother me when I was younger. But now, I really don’t like it!

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      • atimetoshare.me says:

        I don’t think it has anything to do with aging. Everyone seems to feel the need for speed. Very few go the speed limit anymore.

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  3. And where do get off trying to spend trillions of dollars on pork barrel and pie in the sky spending when we’re in debt up to our eyeballs to China? I liked how President Trump said it— Chhhiiinnnaa

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  4. I love that you can still be humorous in the midst of it all. 🙂

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  5. oneta hayes says:

    Hard not to be envious of the teachers who now start at salaries twice the size for my maximum pay, but then I don’t think they live any better on that scale than I did on my scale, so…. But that is not the way thinks are being inflated now. Then the wages were being inflated along with the expense of living. Now that is not true. Doesn’t work with deflating dollars.

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  6. Totally understand Kathy! I see our grocery purchases going up the past few months. At least I avoid the crowds of maniacal cart drivers by going when the store is nearly empty. Hmm, another perk of being retired . . . pretty exciting . . . not really!

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