Thursday, January 27, 2011
It all started so innocently. Remember when coffee prices went sky high so rather than raise the price they decreased the can size. Suddenly we were paying 16oz prices for 12oz.
Next time I noticed it on canned goods. Same thing. One pound cans were now down to 14.5oz but for the same price. I'm sure you can think of more....
Well, now it's hit the toilet paper companies. No, it's not the number of sheets on a roll (they know we look at that). It's not the ply because as RVers we search out the one-ply brands. First they started decreasing the thickness of the ply...not bad in two-ply but in single ply it really makes a mess.
Okay, time to switch to a pricier brand...Scott rather than store brand. Next thing I notice is the rolls are narrower. Seriously!! I stacked up the new rolls beside the older ones...almost an inch difference. Put it on the toilet paper roller....slides side to side because it's so narrow!
What next? Jeesh!!! So, anyone notice anything else being subjected to the incredible shrink ray?
Till next time - keep on rollin',
Donna and Stu
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