I have lived 72 years in belief this world is decent, good. Much of this has been based upon buying the occasional candy bar and almost as in my past, crawling under the covers in the middle of the night to indulge. Always being the sensible person I am, I try to buy at the lowest price but living in a small Town often makes this impossible.
Yes, I live in Yountville, CA. Population about 3200 with about one third of these living in the California Veterans Home here. My guess after selling real estate here for nearly 35 years, 30-40% are second home owners.
Granted as with all small Towns and communities, prices at the local market are a great deal higher than one can buy at the local Walmarts of the world. But where does one draw the line. To me, it is paying way too much for an item and for a candy bar, $2,00 is the sky high limit. Today I bought a large Snickers at the Ranch Market here and the price, $1.89.
Don’t get me wrong for I truly like the Ranch Market and I know the owners for many years and they try. But in the end, a fricken $2 candy bar. I guess life goes on and what little choice we have left, buy or go without.
To end this near meaningless diatribe, soon it will $3 and will I truly abstain then. Or will all be just be a trite moment and the chocolate craving will win in the end. My simple sugar fix is far more important than any vague thought about how will I pay for this. Great taste in my mouth this moment and if I was saying this out loud, the words of contentment would not be hard to hear. My AAAAAAH is Purrfect.