I just paid $15.57 for a bag of apples. WTF. I didn’t know I was paying that amount. When I walked by the bin it had $.97 on the sign. I took that to mean they were 97 cents a pound. They were cute little apples, all shiny and crisp looking, so I grabbed 10 of them.
I continued shopping for the few items on my grocery list and a full cart load later I was finally checking out. My total bill was over $195 dollars. Dang. How come I can never get out of that store without spending hundreds of dollars?
Anyway, on my way home I grabbed my receipt…. just to see. When I came across the apple price, I hit the brakes. Since I was already halfway home, and really needed to get home, unpack and head to work, I simply called the store.
I explained the situation to them, and she said I could just bring in my receipt and they would fix it. But later I was thinking….what if they really are $1.57 an apple? If that’s the case, I don’t care how cute, shiny and crisp they are. They’re going back.
Now I’ll have to go back to the store, and probably will spend another $100 dollars before leaving.
It does get me thinking though…. it’s no wonder the people in our country are overweight and unhealthy. It’s very expensive to eat well, and eat fresh. I’m not the perfect picture of health, but I do try to eat a lot of fruits and vegetables, and they can be very expensive. Heck, a box of Little Debbie snacks costs around a dollar. So if you’re on a tight budget, wouldn’t it make more sense to eat a Little Debbie snack at 10 cents a snack, than a nice crisp apple at $1.57?
What’s your take on it?