One of the seven deadly sins is greed. And yet, it is all around us. How much are you paying for gas? I will tell you I just paid $3.09 for regular. I can't even remember the last time I put the good stuff in my poor car. And why? Because of greed. I drink Diet Coke, and I accept no substitutions. There just is no other. And I guess the makers of Diet Coke know this, because why else would it cost $4.99 for a 12 pack!? Seriously? And who is getting the bulk of that profit? The clerk? The manager at your favorite store? HA! I don't think so.
Rich just bought plane tickets to fly to GA to see his parents renew their vows. Now I am not completely daft. I know flying isn't cheap. I also know that flying across the country really isn't cheap. But when airlines start charging for using the bathroom it is just too much! Yes, one of the airlines has a charge for using the restroom. That would be RyanAir. Another airline has a charge for use of the overhead compartment. Sadly, he can not remember the name of that one. The one he went with, US Airlines, has charges for luggage that go as follows: 23 for the first bag, and 32 for the second. If you want 3, then it is 100. That is 100 for the third bag, not 100 altogether! So let's say you and your family are taking a trip somewhere. You are a family of 5. All plane tickets cost the same regardless of age. So let's just say your tickets cost $300 after fees and taxes. $250 x 5= $1,500.00. Now let's suppose you and your spouse each have one piece of luggage and there are two between your kids. So add to your $1,500 another $155.00 for all your luggage. Now I am up to $1655.00 just to get there. Seriously? Do you know what all else you could do for that? Is it just me or is this greed thing just gotten completely out of hand?
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