So after the Zach Wahls Live event at the Embassy Theatre, which was totally phenomenal and beyond any expectations - even though only about 250 people showed up, I decided to follow such a profound experience with this extraordinarily humble young man, with a treat that I hadnt had since I last went on an a cross country rescue mission four years ago....A Wendy's BIGGIE Frosty.
Yes you heard me correctly all 44 ounces of creamy like fake chocolate
drink mix that is slightly frozen and made to look like a milkshake. For
those whom dont remember, BIGGIE Drinks they were the first 44 ouncers
way back in the day, they cost the same as two medium FROSTYS put
together in one hugnormous cullinary fiscal coupe. It was like having
your cake eating it and then taking the rest home to munch on ..... They didnt have it.
What do you mean they dont have BIGGIE Frosty's anymore?
Not only do they not have BIGGIE Frosty's They dont have BIGGIE
ANYTHING anymore. Mayor Bloomberg already got his wish but it wasnt for
health reasons it was common market forces dictating profits/losses and
capital cost as well as supposedly a consumer base not partaking of said
larger portion sizes. The recession and self preservation probably has
something to do with it too.
One of the first known steps for
market preservation is for companies to reduce quantity rather than
raise prices they will always default to one before the other. You can
see it in small ways especially if you are as tight with a buck as this
ghetto redneck queen can be. Gravy Train used to be 18 pound bags for
$7.50 now it just went down from 17.6# for $8 to 16. Diaper Wipes used
to be in containers of 250-300 for $4 now you are lucky to get 216
diaper wipes for $4.50 (Dollar General). You see it in Ice Cream all the
time, its gone from a gallon to a half a gallon to a quart and a half
all in three years time. ....I am to the pointe that Im just going to
spend my money on an Crofton 1.6 quart Ice Cream Maker from Aldi
and tell the rest of the world to milk my goat if they want some....
Even now Aldis has increased their cow juice prices from 1.79 to 2.29 a
gallon. Market preservation works but there comes a time when consumers
need to see the price increase to understand the true value of the food
they are consuming and/or wasting rather than the convenience of the
same size container at the same price even if there is less in there to
begin with. Ignorance is not always blissful.
Anyway back to my
depressing news about this now large 20 oz. FROSTY for $2.36: Do you
realize that our economy has changed so much without us realizing it
that this large Frosty is technically 2-4 oz. smaller than what used to
be a medium for almost the same cost as a previous medium. So not only
am I getting ripped out of 4 ounces of fake milk ice product and Im now
prohibited from enjoying a larger size or BIGGIE size if my heart so
desires to do so.
And that is the difference between the other
two parties Republicans want the same or less product for less money
while Democrats want you to have the same amount that your father had
but still pay the same amount or slightly more and neither one want you
to know let alone listen to you complain about getting screwed sideways.
Libertarians want you to know that your getting screwed either way and
they know how not to screw you or anyone else over or under.
are we better off now than we were four years ago or 8 or ten or 12 or
twenty? Yes we are but we still havent learned the lesson to pay
attention to not just what we consume but how we consume it or that
occasionally it will try to consume us. Remember that please when you
take a look at whom is right not just for the next four years of our
Country's future but whom will best position us to succeed to the pointe
where we can fully restore the value and accessibility of the BIGGIE
Frosty to the marketplace of ideas.