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WTF?! Grocery Store Edition

March 27, 2011

I was floored this morning when I stopped at the grocery store to pick up some Mayo and some bread

Hellmans Mayo, Best Foods, when did the prices at the grocery store get so high, high cost of food, inflation

for the kids’ lunches. When the hell did Hellman’s (Best Foods for you guys in the west) start selling for $7!

Last month I picked up a huge jar on sale at Walgreen’s for $2.99. How could food prices go up so high in just one month?

This is insane.

Speaking of insane…

While waiting to spend a weeks paycheck on two bags of groceries I glanced at the magazine rack to learn that Kelly Preston is yet pregnant again. She’s 48 years old for crying out loud. Not that there is anything wrong with getting knocked up at the age of 48, especially when have enough money to take care of your new kid who won’t graduate until you are nearly 70, but seriously, who likes kids that much? She already has a couple, she knows what is ahead of her with diapers, sleepless nights, temper tantrums and all things babies, whatever she was smoking I want some.  Apparently this was a surprise to both Kelly and John. I wish them the best, pregnancy at this age has some risks to it so I hope everything turns out for the best and they have a healthy baby. I still think they are both nuts but what do I know.

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  • Reply Thomas C. March 27, 2011 at 7:59 pm

    You’ve almost made the connection… It just so happens that L. Ron Hubbard has had space aliens put a magical substance in Hellman’s Mayonnaise, which allows women to delay menopause indefinitely, so long as they’re smearing the mayo on their hoo-haws, rather than sandwich bread. Kelly really, really wants another baby, so she’s been buying up all the Hellmans she can find, and that’s why the price has gone up so quickly. It’s a Scientology thing.

  • Reply Pricilla March 27, 2011 at 8:52 pm

    You don’t want to know the price of grain and hay. The male person has been looking at us like we are dinner lately…..

  • Reply Anonymous March 27, 2011 at 9:00 pm

    OMG, think of how much Kelly and John will be spending on mayo!

  • Reply Anonymous March 27, 2011 at 9:38 pm

    Mayonnaise for seven bucks? Holy crap I hope it is barrel-sized!

    And Kelly Preston is pregnant again? Geez, while I wish them happiness, there is something really wacky with Mr Travolta….

  • Reply Surfie March 28, 2011 at 12:40 am

    Seven dollars?!?! I think I’d be learning how to make my own mayo. 🙁 I rarely even look at prices for things I buy often. I wonder how much extra I’ve been paying and haven’t even noticed. Yikes.

    • Reply redheadranting March 28, 2011 at 12:52 am

      As I sat there looking at the price I wondered if I could make my own but
      then I thought that it would taste horrible and just sucked it up.

  • Reply Mike March 28, 2011 at 1:44 am

    For real. If the price of food keeps rising the way it has, I may no longer be able to afford cheese.

    Seriously, it is getting kind of ridiculous.

  • Reply Brooke Amanda March 28, 2011 at 3:06 am

    Kelly Preston is freaking pregnant AGAIN?! She just had a baby, like, two months ago. The price of mayo seems tame in comparison to this news!

    • Reply redheadranting March 28, 2011 at 3:09 am

      Honestly, I don’t know if it is true. I tried to find a link when I was
      writing this but they were all from a year ago. It was a tabloid that the
      headline was in but they usually get a lot of this stuff right so my guess
      is she is. I still think she is crazy.

      • Reply cardiogirl March 28, 2011 at 8:35 am

        That means it was the Enquirer, jack! They used to be so off but these days they seem to hit the mark almost 80% of the time. It stills seems hard to believe though.

        Um, $7 for Hellmann’s? You were robbed. Is the price so high because it contains oil? *Insert rim shot here*

  • Reply Unfinished Person March 28, 2011 at 3:59 am

    And what? You’re hoping that you can’t have children when you’re that age? 😉

    What? You don’t want more?

    As for the mayo, you should just buy Miracle Whip. 🙂

  • Reply Boom Boom Larew March 28, 2011 at 11:54 am

    Pregnant at 48? Thank L.Ron I’m not a Scientologist…

  • Reply babs (beetle) March 28, 2011 at 1:50 pm

    Prices have shot up very quickly here too! Then again we have a financial crisis here – apparently. The only crisis I know about is our living budget, which is fast becoming worthless!

  • Reply If I Were God... March 28, 2011 at 4:37 pm

    John’s *mayo* has apparently yet to reach its expiration date.

  • Reply Jayne March 28, 2011 at 9:04 pm

    I can’t believe you went through that whole “huge” jar of mayo from Walgreens in a week. What are you doing? Bathing in the stuff?

    But clearly the answer to your dilemma is to avoid the grocery store and shop at Walgreens.

    • Reply redheadranting March 28, 2011 at 9:16 pm

      It was last month not last week but still it should have lasted longer but
      alas, I have a teenage boy with teenage friends. I about strangled one of
      them when I saw them throwing away the empty jar (don’t worry, it went in
      the recycling).

      I thought about going to Walgreen’s but figured the total bill would be less
      at the grocery store. After I saw the price of the mayo I almost left and
      went to Walgreen’s but then figured the money I used on gas to get there
      would negate any savings so I stayed. Plus, one of the cashiers is surly and
      he bothers me so I don’t like to go there unless I have to.

      • Reply Jayne March 28, 2011 at 9:29 pm

        “Last month.” That makes more sense. My bad… Teenage friends should be charged admission.

        Yes, the dilemma now is drive all over town for the best prices or just suck it up and get robbed at one store. Screwed either way, aren’t we?

  • Reply meleahrebeccah March 28, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    I cannot IMAGINE being pregnant or having a baby at 48 years old. No thank you.

  • Reply Linda R. March 28, 2011 at 9:51 pm

    I’ll have to check that out next time I’m at the store. Since I do the stockpile thing, I usually have a few jars on hand. Thanks for the heads up, so I won’t scream when I go down the mayo aisle.

  • Reply Anonymous March 28, 2011 at 10:08 pm

    What killed me lately was finding milk up almost 50 cents in less than three weeks. We have a four year old and seven year old so we go through about three gallons a week so we are feeling the burn!!!
    🙂
    Traci

  • Reply Margaret (nannygoats) March 28, 2011 at 10:37 pm

    OK, I can’t even comment on this one because anything I have to say about that would be just rude and nasty. Plus I’m over it already, but the mayo? WTF is up with that????

  • Reply Kat March 29, 2011 at 1:47 am

    When gas prices started going up, I shuddered to think about what it would do to food prices. It’s just insane, really. And completely ridiculous.

  • Reply Nicky March 29, 2011 at 10:00 am

    Here. Try it. It doesn’t look that complicated, and you’ll save yourself some money!

    http://culinaryarts.about.com/od/saladdressings/ss/mayonnaise.htm

    Not to mention the most important part. Blogging about it after!!

  • Reply Katherine Murray March 31, 2011 at 1:34 am

    Who is Kelly Preston? Also… was there GOLD in that thar mayo?!

  • Reply Mikewj March 31, 2011 at 6:19 am

    It’s funny you mention this because I just noticed the crazy prices in the last week myself. I hear this is why there’s rioting in the Middle East. Food is getting expensive everywhere, and poor people won’t put up with it.

  • Reply Benjy April 1, 2011 at 12:09 pm

    I always make my own anyway. Stope bought is nasty. Uuggghhh

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