About six years ago I wrote a blog explaining how the country’s economy correlates with my experiene with salt shakers. https://onetahayes.com/2016/01/07/low-economy-taking-toll/ Well, Friends, it is still true. My circumstances are quite similar to those six year ago. There is one new factor in my kitchen responsibilities and duties, however.
As many of you know, my husband and I are blessed with a son and daughter-in-law who help us out a lot. Renee has been helping me prepare for Thanksgiving. Helping? Actually, rescuing me. I observed this Ms. Steward clone cleaning my Tupperware salt and pepper shakers. Yes, the ones which I cleaned only six years ago.
If you remember, I used a toothpick to clean out the holes and hinges, wiped them down with a wet cloth, then bragged to you about my wisdom in not buying new ones. Really I probably saved at least enough money to by salt and pepper for my Thanksgiving dinner. One has to make do in dire times.
The Ms Stewart clone (Renee) was standing at my cabinet with the Tupperware set, perfectly clean standing side by side all ready for salt and pepper. I figured she has salt on the left and pepper on the right, matching the way we say “salt and pepper.” When she went out of the kitchen a bit, I went over and sniffed them. They were clean, but although I could have been wrong I’m almost sure – I smelled pepper on the one at the right. I can say for sure that is the way she filled them back up.
One thing I want to say about my ability to smell pepper. I don’t have Covid. I could smell that shaker even though it had been thoroughly washed. My sister’s first Covid symptom was that she noticed she could not smell. She called the doc and sure enough, she had Covid. Some other things I could say about her experience with Covid, …. Oh, not now, because my topic is salt and pepper shakers and the economy.
I did a bit of online search and I don’t find my Tupperware set, but I do find some round ones that appear to be $22.00 each. Now I do have a dilemma. Maybe I should sell them while someone still has $44 to spend on such frivolous items. Maybe I should wait for this inflation to take hold a few more months. Maye I should offer both for half price for a quick sale before the inflation makes all the Ms Stewar clones choose to buy salt and pepper shakers at the Dollar Tree. Whatever, I guess I will run out and buy a part of plain one dollar shakers before the Dollar Tree becomes a Dollar and Half Tree. That would be a whole dollar wasted on two shakers.
Does anyone know whether or not inflation has affected salt prices? Also, does anyone know whether salt is setting on a ship waiting to be unloaded. I need to buy up some salt before it gets too high priced. Back in Columbus’ day they used spices for bartering. Pepper and cinnamon are really high. I probably should check “use before” dates on my spice cans. It would be a good time to stock up on thyme, sage, cumin, rosemary, garlic, and other emergency items before they get higher priced. They would look so nice lined up in all those little Tupperware spice containers.
Wouldn’t you know it! Just as I am deciding to swap my Tupperware while the price is high, Ms Stewart clone became a Susy Orman financial expert clone and found my Tupperware – new for four dollars! Just as I am about to make twenty bucks!
The DOW is still running high. Maybe I’ll check out about selling my old book collection. Any body want to buy good books.