Ma vie en France
Um yeah, I've been noticing we're spending a lot more on groceries these days - and not buying more food at all!
Seeing the picture, I'd blame it on the milk...You must have at least €20 worth of milk here... ;-)
Jen- Yeh... It seems like when we buy the "non food" items, like cleaning products, razors, tp, etc... it's always more expensive... But, this time.. we really didn't buy much!!! David- Wanna hear something funny?! At the store, I said to Alex, "God, milk is the cheapest thing to buy in France. It's only 1 euro 34 for a six pack of milk (bio, too!) He then laughed and said... "No, it's 1 euro 34 for each one!!" OOOOPS... oh well.. there goes my one, cheap item... ; )
So are food prices going up there too? Because here, they sure are. Get this - in San Pedro, CA the other day, I saw gas prices at one station for $4.75, $4.85, and $4.95. That's pretty scary. What's happening to the world?
"What's happening to the world?"The toy is broken... We broke it...
Nothing a little super glue can't fix! Let's put glue it back together!!! ; )
I'm not that optimistic.Even if the Europeans wise up (they're kinda doing it).Even if the Americans wise up (hopefully, they'll do it someday).Go explain to the Indians and the Chinese that no, even if now they can afford it, they're not allowed to play...
Oh... I know this game, all too well! It was ingrained in me at a very young age... that we're pretty much screwed when it comes to "fixing things" even at that point in time... it was really broken!! You were probably still just a kid but I was in high school or something when I learned that we will never be able to fix our toy! And the problem, is... not that we can't fix it.. but that it just gets more and more broken with the passage of time... We're really screwing it up even more... (I blame overpopulation as a big culprit added with the fact that the people who could start to evoke some kind of change- WON'T cause they make a shitload of money and they won''t be around in 20 years from now, anyhow.. So they don't really give a crap!! Eiii!!!
Have you ever considered buying a Brita filter and just filtering tap water? That'll save a lot of money, plus you're probably just buying filtered tap water anyway (and paying a premium price for it!).We used to buy Volvic - Mrs. TBF said she liked the taste of it. Then, I conducted a little experiment. For about three months, I just refilled the Volvic bottles with Brita water. She never noticed the difference. Sure, she was a bit miffed when I admitted it to her, but she realized that the "taste" of Volvic was just in her head.We still buy fizzy water, but plain old filtered tap water is fine for Mrs. TBF's still water needs (I just drink it straight from the tap).
Hi TBF,Funny you should mention that... We have been using a filter on our water faucet for about a year now.. Even bought another one at Target when we were in Cali... We had said we would do that very thing you mentioned! But, I think we forgot!! I think I will have to remember that for next time.. Thanks for the suggestion... Take care....
You know, tap water is totally safe for consumption...The water that arrives in the tap is already filtered, treated for consumption and whatnot...I always was amused by American people's obsession with filters. I guess maybe you need them in some cities in the US, but in France they're a waste of money.But I guess we're dealing with another of those cultural differences here. ;-)
David- Oh là là! Mais, bien sûr il y a un différence de culture! Les amèricains ne sont pas très naifs, on n'a pas de confiance en rien! ;) Bonne journèe!
Attention, si tu mets "rien", il ne faut pas mettre "pas"...Actually, as a cultural difference, I was more thinking how Americans are terrorized by everything that is not packaged, germ-free, etc. ;-)But you're right, we also can include paranoia in the list... ;-)(damn, Blogger should include an edit button in the comments)
OH BOY!!!! NOW you're really talkin' my language!! :) I ALMOST wrote the word "paranoid" but held back on it so as not to ruffle any feathers... but since YOU said it first.. I will second it!! Hahaha... I like your humor.. or is it just honesty/plain observation? Hey... thanks for the grammar correction... much appreciated when I make those slips.. did you notice I am using my accents now? Feel free to correct me on those, too... I LOVE when others correct my lang. errors... Merci : )P.S. I just sent you an email...
P.S.S. I agree spell check for comments.. Let's suggest it to blogger...
Thanks...It's an attempt to be humorous with plain & honest observations. ;)
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