I wuz gonna raise the topic of the loomin' food crisis--ya know how thar's food riots in some parts of the "developin'" world? Uh huh.
Iffin' y'ain't noticed it yet, we'uns has a food crisis too --jes' take a look at yore grocery receipts.
I akshully seen Uncle tilt back on his heels when the three lemons in his hand--the onliest thang he bought, cost two bucks. He looked confused, an when the clerk said, "ya heard it right sir" Uncle looked around at the other shoppers as if to say, "Is y'all hearin' this? I musta heard wrong."
But heah's the thang. He bought the lemons anyway. I say, doan buy 'em! They's from California, anyhoo. Why's a Florida fella gonna sweeten the pockets of a bunch of fruits and nuts? (Florida lemons is a comin' soon an will be better priced)
But when I stop to think: hmmmn...the lemons is from 3000 miles away, and the gas to transport, the salary to pay the trucker, the cost of maintain' a haulin' rig....mebbe 2 bucks fer three lemons is about right.
What ain't right is fer Uncle to encourage that monstrous game. When I pointed this reasonable idea out to him he jes' shrugged his shoulders an' said, "We gotta have lemons fer the iced tea."
No. No we doan. Put mint in yore tea--it grows in the garden an' is nearly free.
But ya' see whar' I'se goin' wif this? We can blame big bidness all we like fer the risin' food prices, but we ain't resistin' in the easy, obvious places. Soon enough the easy resistance opportunities (ERO) will disappear and riots will be all thas' left to the folks in the street.
Turn that same coin over --I wuz gonna turn it. Wanted to discuss how commodity prices is soarin'--more'n gold in some cases. While it is true that Russia and China each has had a wheat crisis, the real culprit behind risin' commodities may simply be that the gamblin' game of "investments" in the market moved from the Stock Market to the Commodity Market.
But I ain't got time to jaw about it right now cause BORDERS done filed fer bankruptcy, an mah local store is goin' OOB-- liquidatin' ever'thang. So I'se hitchin' up mah skirts to go forage among the book shelves.
Reckon ya heered how Borders lost out in the E-reader craze. An' as "books" move to digital (very very dangerous--but thas' another post) the virtual is drivin' out the actual. An' thas' a topic of it's own too.
Hope yore Saturday is what ya need it to be--productive, relaxin', restorative.