Wednesday, June 4, 2008


Our economics system makes it damn hard to be frugal.

I was grocery shopping and on my list were Ziplock bags. I find them down one of the aisle. 40 sandwich Ziplock bag. Perfect, that's what I need. I look slightly to my left and see 50 Safelock bags for 50 cents less. Normally, its not worth switching off the trusted brand for so little, but these bags were 3 times as big. Then after I place them in my cart I spot the motherload. 100 Great Value sandwich bags for 50 cents cheaper than the Safelock. I'm no economist, but that dollar/bag ratio is just ridiculous.

The only problem is that you need to triple bag every item just to make sure it won't fall out. They should just include twistie ties in anticipation of failure in trying to seal the two broken flaps of plastic.

In the end, it's worth paying the dollar more for the trusted brand. Ziplock has been developing their plastic zipper technology since the age of the dinosaurs.

When you go to the movies, you can get the regular soda, or a soda 4 times as large for 20 cents more. Who's going to pass that up. If you give them an extra dollar, the ushers will disconnect the soda machine and funnel delicious beverages directly into your mouth throughout the entire 2 hours.

It's all just a huge scam. If you can quadruple the size of the soda for 20 cents, that means your soda is really only worth 2 cents. It's just water with a little flavoring. Ziplock bags, on the other hand, are made of plastic, and plastic is made of oil, and oil is made of dinosaurs, and dinosaurs are priceless.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

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