Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Prices

 Tim has been fussing a little about the price hike for natural gas. Winter's coming, and he thinks it is suspect that these hikes always coincide with the advent of winter. 

Every week, I go to the deli section and I pick up a pound of sandwich meat and a half pound of sliced cheese for Tim's sandwiches. I don't like to save the sandwich meat from week to week and a pound is just about right for the week. 

Sunday, I went into the store as usual. 

His sandwich meat has gone up $2 a pound in one week!

I have a feeling this is going to be a tough winter. 

10 comments:

Tasker Dunham said...

I have a feeling you're right. A lot of energy providers have given up in the UK and their customers moved to bigger firms on much higher tariffs. One estimate is that we'll be paying at least £400 p.a. more, and higher again next year.

Yorkshire Pudding said...

Over here in England we are feeling that too. It's going to be a particularly difficult winter for the poor with little prospect of better times in 2022. Doom and gloom are the fashionable flavours. We have got the added problems caused by Brexit - leaving the European Union.

JayCee said...

I am investing in additional thermal socks and tops for the winter!

Anvilcloud said...

Prices have been escalating here too. I notice it in coffee a lot but 1n other things too, even milk.

Steve Reed said...

Everyone is saying that here in the UK too. Our energy prices in particular are supposed to be higher.

Jennifer said...

I've been stunned at the jump in prices at the grocery store lately. Everything has gone up to the point that we're eating much simpler meals and a lot less meat. I hope it doesn't get any worse!

Ed said...

At least around these parts, natural gas becomes short supplied as farmers utilize it to dry down their crops. Many farmers contract it in the spring when it is at it's low to avoid the price premiums in the fall and winter.

Debby said...

When we bought propane, we always bought in the off season. Natural gas here comes straight into the house and it is paid for as used, by the cubic foot. I imagine propane is going to be dear as well.

Andrew said...
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Andrew said...

Our car fuel price always rises before public holidays and school holidays. It is now at an all time high of AU$8.40 per gallon, or US$6.40