posted on Apr, 8 2008 @ 10:18 AM
I call this the 'great candy-bar conspiracy'. You see, I remember when I was young and candy bars were cheap. For a dime, you could get a good sized
bar. Then the price went up to 15 cents, and people weren't buying as many candy bars. So instead of raising the price again, the evil chocolate
conglomerates (I mean YOU, Nestle and Hershey!) made the bars smaller. It seemed as though nobody noticed, and no one seemed to care when I would
point it out. They still got their candy bar for 15 cents, even if it wasn't a whole bar.
Now they're doing it with eggs. They have been trying to do it with cars for a long time. Ever try to sit in one of those mini-sub-compacts? My head
hits the roof! My knees are scrunched up in some sort of perverted fetal position. I can't feel my feet. Oh, and isn't it coincidental that they
started making sunroofs on more cars around this time? That's so I can stick my head through it and see where I'm going!
Ever notice those TV dinners in the stores? I used to eat those occasionally. I could eat one and be happy. Now I get this microscopic tray with a few
molecules of something they call Salisbury steak. It takes 5 of them to make a meal.
What about cereal? A box of cereal is half the size it used to be, and costs five times as much. For crying out loud, I can't even find a blanket now
that is as long as I am (6'-2")... they are all 'super-sized' to be 5 feet long!
The only thing that's not getting smaller is me. This is the most insidious plot ever to befall mankind. Make them do with less! Wean the people off
the things they enjoy. Well, no longer. I'm getting a chicken house, and I'm feeding the chickens growth hormones. If that doesn't work, I'll buy
ostriches! I want a 1970 Chrysler Imperial, 30 feet long with a trunk larger than the average swimming pools at WalMart! I'm widening my driveway so
I can accommodate truck deliveries. I'll need them when I begin buying true bulk... tons of beans, not some silly little 1/2 lb bag. And I'm gonna
grow my own cacao beans, and make my own chocolate bars... 5 feet long, 3 feet wide, and 6 inches thick! Ha!
Wait, I just realized I'm out of cigarettes...
Ahhh, that's better.
Seriously, I have noticed this and was going to mention it. You beat me to it. And in the long run, the best thing to do is probably to grow our own
or buy from someone who does. Downsizing is raising prices without changing the tag. It works because people don't take the time to see what's going
on around them.
P.S: Welcome. A great thread and I look forward to seeing more of you around.
[edit on 8-4-2008 by TheRedneck]