It comes to something when you go to a Christmas market for trimmings and a few gifts then have to walk away depressed with nothing in your hands as everything was just too expensive.
A few examples,
3 tiny pots of jam £17.50 ($28 US).
100 grams of fudge (sugar candy) £4 ($6.40) or 3 lumps for £10 ($16)
Baskets of marzipan fruit FROM £25 ($40)
Slivers of slate chips, engraved with snow scenes, with a piece of ribbon thread through a hole , to hang on the Christmas tree £2.50 each ($4).
Season of goodwill? To give is better than receive, Bah humbug!
No wonder so many commit suicide coming up to and during the Christmas holidays.
We on the other hand are JUST living within our means.
That means we don’t owe a penny (cent) to a soul BUT coming into the holiday season, the line between looking forward to our break and wishing it would end before it started is blurring WAY OUT OF FOCUS.
We’re not alone and talk in the cheaper supermarkets and shops where we go is all about MONEY or, to be precise, lack of it.
The rich verses the poor in reality.
I was having a discussion with another about how unfair things were about taxation and used the example of 1% extra in tax for someone on a little is vastly greater than someone rolling in money.
I got challenged about that,
Someone earning £10,000 to someone earning £100,000 and 1% tax.
£10,000 ($16000) = £100 ($160)
£100,000 ($160000)= £1000 ($1600)
On first view the rich pay more BUT look at what’s left.
Low figure leaves £9,900 to live on
High figure leaves £99,000 to live on.