Sunday, November 23, 2008

I wonder....

I've been thinking about doing this for a while--posting about the funny/strange/random/interesting things that I wonder about. Mainly because I want to share with you a little bit about who I am and I think the things I think about will help to show you. Also, when I wonder something that you might actually know the answer to, you can fill me in. And when I wonder something weird, you can let me know if you wonder that, too, or if I've totally lost it and I need to get out more. So this will be a recurring thing here at Imperfection. Feel free to chime in with your own wonderings, or make a post all your own on your blog (but be sure to let me know, so I can check it out).

So here's what's been on my brain the last week or so:

You know how last summer, gas prices sky-rocketed? And because of that, the price of EVERYTHING else went up, too, especially food prices and all the Big Fat Companies said it was because of rising fuel costs? So I wonder....why am I still paying $4 for a gallon of milk, or $5 dollars for a 1/2 pound of cheese or almost $3.00 for a loaf of bread when gas prices are the lowest they've been for almost 4 years?

And consequently, I also wonder what kind of Christmas bonuses the Big Fat Company CEOs are getting.

3 comments:

Jana said...

I was just wondering the same thing about food prices today as I walked through the grocery store! Eggs, dairy and bread are so expensive these days.

And I don't know about the CEO's, but my husband works for one of the big banks (thankfully not one that is about to fold) and they were told that their bonuses were going to be cut in half. Wah.

Kate said...

In fairness, they might still fairly be recouping losses from when the gas prices first went up. Other prices didn't rise right away. Now, if they don't lower soon...

Yeah, hubby works for an oil services company that moved to another country (not to avoid US taxes, no) and it's still penny pinching galore.

Mommy Daisy said...

I wonder that too. I heard someone discussing it on the news the other day too. Missed the discussion though, so I don't know if they were able to give a good answer.

The last question you wrote is key.