Friday, July 31, 2009

Runaway Inflation

One of my favorite things to do when I'm not out riding my bike is make a trip to Mecca for an ultra cheap Coke. I stop by for a ice cold refreshing beverage a couple of times a week and usually take at least one member of the family. It's become a father and kid bonding event all for the low low price of 50 cents. Well, the other day as we approached our favorite Coke machines I saw a sign that rocked my world.

That's right, the price of a Coke is going up from .25 to .40. For those of you scoring at home that's a 60% increase. Could this be an early indicator of run away inflation? Probably not but gone are the days of searching through the car or couch for a simple quarter. Now I've got to also look for a dime and a nickel in addition to the quarter. What's the world coming to? Well, the price change doesn't take effect until Monday so you can bet I'm planning on making a couple of last minute trips to Mecca this weekend.

Oh the humanity!

5 comments:

Linda said...

That's outrageous. They probably did it because of the heat wave out there. I would set up a picket line in protest of having to now pay a whole 40 cents for a Coke.

Jenny-Jenny said...

I'm up for a picket line... if we can do it inside their building where there is AC.

Lizzylou said...

Wow! I hope that you can survive this financial crisis. $0.80 for two cans of Coke is a crime! A letter to the editor may be in order. Perhaps you could stage a boycott of Mecca sodas.

Groover said...

See it as a good thing - Coke's not good for you! Make iced tea with your whole family or lemonade (you know the old saying: When life deals you lemons ...?). That's a bonding exercise, too, and you teach them how to survive any crisis! :-)

Unemployed said...

$.40 is a great deal. They are $.75 in Los Angeles!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!