One Hundred and One Ways to get Ripped Off

I went to get some groceries for dinner tonight and was suddenly faced with a sobering shock of leaving many of the items I wanted to buy because the prices suddenly increased, and I refused to pay it. The first thing that I saw that had increased was the cost of chicken. None of the packages of avian meat was under $8.00.  Normally you can get “parts” for a reasonable price, and being that I only feed myself, purchasing a 2 kg bird is way too much to keep in my fridge. Next were vegetables, mainly carrots and lettuce, as the packages were getting smaller and smaller for the same price, so I passed on buying them there at that store. I drove to another place that calls itself a farmers market and I seemed to have found a place that stocks some food items at a better price. This place has limited selections, but if you need potatoes and other vegetables, this is the place to go. I figure I saved about $6.00 when comparing what I would have paid had I did the one stop shop at my regular grocer.

I need to do some corrections from yesterdays post. First, the number of lay-offs that I mentioned should be 50 employees, not 53. It is 50 employees that a company can do before it is considered a group lay-off and being subject to different rules under the labour law. Next is that I’m still indeterminately employed because I have not received my notice of lay-off. The “Chief” told me just today that they will fight to keep as many members working as they can; and they will not lay down and close the door. The entire dynamics of the workplace has changed since the news of loosing our largest account was announced. I know the next couple of days are going to be “nail biter” days for us as the news trickles down the pipe—so to speak.

Well, it’s dinner time. Tom’s ela-chicken casserole is the main dish for tonight, served with yumy green beans and carrots and a side dish of plain brown rice. Sorry, no photos.

2 Thoughts on “One Hundred and One Ways to get Ripped Off

  1. Wish we had a farmers market around where I live. We only have Chicken Farms for meat and eggs. More expensive, but fresh.

  2. Well, you are right, sometimes they are not that cheap if you want freshness and no chemicals in your food. That Avian Flue killed our cottage industry of eggs over here, but the veggies are great–especially the Chilliwack Corn. Yum!

    Maybe we should do a food shop–bulk up on tubers/greens/fruits and make a ferry trip?

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