Starr shared this story with me last night, and I just had to post it for the world to see. I agree with this woman 100freaking%!
I had to laugh when I read a recent Seattle Times article, “The crunch of rising food prices.” There’s nothing funny about its subject: Americans are paying a lot more for groceries. It was the newspaper’s choice of real-life examples that caused my sardonic chuckle.
One was a woman who spends a total of $700 a month at three different supermarkets to feed her family, which includes two small children. Presumably she’s a stay-at-home mom; her husband is a technical analyst for an engineering firm. The article noted that she’s “disappointed that she can’t afford to buy organic milk and produce as often anymore.”
The other interviewee, a single mother of four, is director of development for a major nonprofit organization. Not only did her kids have to do without skiing and movies this winter, she needed to eliminate takeout food two nights a week. “Long term, who knows? We might have to plan meals based on what’s on sale in the store,” she said.
Welcome to the real world, ladies. And hey, Seattle Times: Do you ever talk to people who don’t look like you?