You get to the fish section of the grocery store and the fresh salmon is $13.99 a pound. A couple of weeks ago it was $9.99 and just before that, you're pretty sure it was only $7.99. You have several options:
- Call the butcher over and be the tenth person in an hour to complain to her or him about the price, as if they set it themselves or were in some way responsible. Saying "It's not FAIR" always comes in handy in these conversations.
- Stand there and talk to whoever will listen, loudly, about it. "Can you believe the price of this?" Maybe you can add "There oughta' be a law" just for old times' sake.
- Think of who or what might be to blame from a convenient, if overused list: Middle East, oil prices, the Euro, the mortgage crisis, global warming, etc.
- Leave your cart and the produce you spent time choosing right there and walk out of the store with nothing. Make sure to mumble, shake your head, maybe even curse a little under your breath (there might be kids around so keep it low).
- Look around for something else instead.
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