@Fryowa always talks about how he packs his own food when he and his boy travel to Iowa sporting events. You bet it adds up fast. The days of pulling into a Dog n Suds and feeding a family of four for under $10, or even under $20, are long gone. Not when you have to pay teenage employees fifteen dollars an hour to entice them to stay.Boy, it's bad and going to get even worse. The other day, I worked in my home office in the morning and planned to go into my office at work in the afternoon. I decided that I would hit and drive thru the local Jimmy John's on the way in to save time. Holy Shit! I realize JJ's is always a little more than other places and expected that but holy crap! I was floored when the guy told me the total. I just got a regular sub and a small drink. The total came to $11.43. For me alone! Again, this was not with chips to make a combo meal.
I got thinking about it after that floored me and figured it would cost me upwards of $45-$50 to take my family of 4 to get a simple lunch, like if we needed to pick up a lunch if out of town or something.
Boy, my 2.8% raise is not doing shit offsetting the 12% inflation!
In your daily lives, what particular products have you noticed that completely shocked you?