When I was a kid, I used to listen to my parents and grandparents whinge and moan about inflation.
"I can't believe what a loaf of bread costs these days."
"Why, when I was young, you could have a big day at the movies on a quarter."
"We used to buy nickel hot dogs and dime hamburgers."
Yeah, right. I figured they were having senile fantasies.
Today I needed six buttons, so I went through my button stash. I
have several styles still on cards that I'd bought over the years as well as about lebenty-billion loose buttons, but none that were precisely what I wanted. No problem. A quick trip to JoAnn's and a couple bucks should solve my dilemma.
Do you know how much buttons cost?!?!? Buttons that are little pieces of plastic?
I just spent $10.29, before taxes, on buttons for two projects. That's obscene!