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Well, I was going to write about the rowing regatta I raced in last week…

And I was going to write about how my stupid subletter is going to make my electricity bill go up…

And I was going to talk about abortion or maybe derogatory slang…

But then I went to get groceries and the freakin’ Safeway raised the price on Kippered Herring. Back in New Brunswick these things are 99 cents a can. I thought it was pretty scandalous when the IGA in Verdun (Montreal) was selling them for $1.09, but then I move here to Vancouver where you can bet dollars to doughnuts that any random grocery store item is going to cost $1 more than out east. Sure enough they cost $1.99. At least I had a grace week when I got my first load of groceries two months ago—they were on sale for $1.49 then.

I always make sure to have a couple of these on hand—serve on top of rice and they make my perfect “oh crap I have to go out in half an hour and I still need to get ready and I don’t have time to cook supper” supper. They’re even kosher. My stock ran out last week so I had to get more, and tonight I find they’re seeling for $2.08. Two dollars and eight cents. Sure they have to bring them in from the east coast, but that’s a 210% price increase. And they don’t even have my favourite flavour. What’s an east coaster to do?

Random FAQ Comments (2)

2 Responses to “Kippered outrage”

  1. David says:

    suck it.

  2. GP says:

    SPAM!
    I could moderate that so fast…

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