Things have gotten smaller

Have you noticed? I made this discovery during a grocery shopping trip. Well, really upon getting home, opening a package and cooking something. Maybe you've noticed it too. Companies are making their products smaller.
Take for instance, the local newspaper. They have cut the size down so the paper is smaller. Now this is a good thing for the environment; I'm not complaining about that.
For a long time now, I have loved DiGiorno pizza. I don't know if you have noticed that they have cut the size down a bit. And what about the pizza/combo? Do you think you're getting more with your pizza that includes, bread sticks, wings, or cookies?
Well from personal experience, I can tell you the cookies are good, but the company has cut back on the quality and ingredients of the pizza, so you are not really getting a deal here.
I've noticed this in bottled beverages as well. Some companies have gone metric, leading the consumer to think that they are getting more product, when the truth is that you are getting the same amount.
And we are certainly paying more for all of these items!
So while I stand on my soap box, I like to think about the small businesses, mom and pop shops, integrity, values, and good business practices.

Do you remember when automobiles were made of almost all metal? And now everything is plastic with electronic "do-dads" that cost 4 times as much or more!
We have gotten away from the practice of handmade, family owned businesses, heritage, craftsmanship; where people took pride in their work, and took pride in making hand crafted items.
That is why I say, "buy handmade,and support your local crafts people."

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Great post and great thoughts!
Well said! Very insightful post, haven't really thought about these things but it has become more then just inflation.


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