But there is good news for those of us sick of inflation. Stores are finally starting to offer some discounts again.
Remember the discount? In the old days, when you walked into a store, you would see a big red X in the full price, and another lower price next to it. At checkout, we paid the discounted price. Shoppers born in 2019 and beyond don’t know what we’re talking about, but it was like life once upon a time.
Well, shoppers will soon enjoy a healthy dose of discounted nostalgia when it pops up at some big chains. We are starting to reduce prices to.
what’s happening: In the early days of the pandemic, people stocked up on all sorts of things they thought they would use in their new eternal world of always staying indoors. Exercise equipment, large TVs, furniture and household items flew off the shelves.
At the same time, the collapse of global supply chains has left shelves bare. So retailers bought up everything to make sure they had enough stock in their stores.
But predictions of a permanently changing world turned out to be premature. People have ventured out again and started living with Covid. These Pelotons have turned into the world’s most expensive clothes racks. People started going to the movies again and stopped auditioning for Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.
Oh! And inflation hit his 40-year high. So I wasn’t inclined to pay hundreds and thousands of dollars for something I didn’t need at all.
Still, if some prices are falling for the first time in months, that’s good. It’s not the end of inflation, but we’re tired of rising prices and desperately need to lay down.
Number of people on the day: $20
Lazy take: It’s a silly promotion (and it’s for charity, so it deserves credit), but Tito’s hits the mark. Many of us just want something delicious to be tipsy without the hassle of weighing, mixing, mincing, and mixing. After a busy day of writing and editing, sometimes you want your alcohol delivery system to cut out the middlemen.
best job opening ever
The job means “leading candy board meetings, being responsible for the taste testers, and all fun.”
You see, there is a lot of cynicism in this world. The climate crisis is upon us, war is brewing in Europe, and yesterday the UN Secretary General said the world was “just one misunderstanding, one miscalculation away from nuclear annihilation”.
On the other hand, the chances of getting a good paycheck for tasting candy in the comfort of your home are not zero. Sometimes you just have to laugh.