The Chicken theory
October 6, 2010 in Daily theme
In response to some who had problems to find the post (look that was easy) here is again on the front “My chicken’s theory.” Please economists refrain
Sometimes coming back from supermarket I feel something strange here in the stomach entrance, it is not a heartburn although paying one euro and eighty for a coffee is a great reason to suffer it. I needed VISA help again.
The problem is not how much money got on me, the problem is how many things can I buy with it. Every day less and less.
The worst thing is later at home if I comment on my problems about the households expenses with my family I don’t know how, but they’re always blaming me.
Often my husband and daughter have been spoiled me a movie with their erudite arguments about the global economy or the tax regulations, as a sample.
Usually I cannot take part in those conversations because I’m not an economy degree like them. I’m only a consumer, the ultimate marketing experts objective. My only responsibility is to administer family budget as well as I know and I can, trying to maintain the refrigerator supplies level, at the same time.
Yesterday evening, while I ‘ve been waiting the forensic’s conclusions about a Miami’s drug dealer murder, in the last CSI episode, and they were very amused talking about the sub-prime’s effects on the pistachio’s market price. Suddenly my husband spill the coffee and my daughter choked on the low-fat yogurt. That was my opportunity and without waiting for their opinion I set out my chicken’s theory.
Years ago when my mother bought chicken, she bought only chicken …. Please, fillet the breast to roll in batter, cut legs in two parts, and the giblets for the broth (sorry but for me, it is very difficulty to translate the popular language)
The chicken’s prize was the same from the crest’s top up to the leg’s claw.
How long you saw an entire chicken? In a popular market maybe, but in the supermarket … no way!
Nowadays all is cleanest. On one hand the chicken breast, in the other hand the legs, the giblets… In fact, you cannot see the giblets they goes directly to broth’s manufacturers. You only could see them in the packaging and not even because they are not so photogenic.
In fact when we buy chicken we are paying the person who fillet the breast, who cut legs into pieces and specially we are paying the tray’s material (on Spanish Porexpan).
But when the government’s economists calculate the IPC (Consumer prize index), that indicates the inflation increase, they only look the chicken prize not the tray’s material prize. So that it could be impossible to fit their reality with mine.
It is my modest opinion but as I said you before, I am only a consumer a patient consumer.