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Coments from 1955..

Post by Mousessugar on May 15th 2008, 11:59 pm

Comments made in 1955
Only 53 years ago!

"I'll tell you one thing, if things keep going the way they are, it's going to be impossible to buy a week's groceries for
$20.00."

"Have you seen the new cars coming out next year? It won't be long before $2, 000.00 will only buy a used one."

"If cigarettes keep going up in price, I'm going to quit. A quarter a pack is ridiculous.

"Did you hear the post office is thinking about charging a dime just to mail a letter?"

"If they raise the minimum wage to $1.00, nobody will be able to hire outside help at the store."

"When I first started driving, who would have thought gas would someday cost 29 cents a gallon. Guess we'd be better off leaving the car in the garage."

"Kids today are impossible. Those duck tail hair cuts make it impossible to stay groomed. Next thing you know, boys will be wearing their hair as long as the girls."

"I'm afraid to send my kids to the movies any more. Ever since they let Clark Gable get by with saying DAMN in GONE WITH THE WIND, it seems every new movie has either HELL of DAMN in it."

"I read the other day where some scientist thinks it's possible to put a man on the moon by the end of the century. They even have some fellows they call astronauts preparing for it down in Texas ."

"Did you see where some baseball player just signed a contract for $75,000 a year just to play ball? It wouldn't surprise me if someday they'll be making more than the President."

"I never thought I'd see the day all our kitchen appliances would be electric. They are even making electric typewriters now."

"It's too bad things are so tough nowadays. I see where a few married women are having to work to make ends meet."

"It won't be long before young couples are going to have to hire someone to watch their kids so they can both work."

"Marriage doesn't mean a thing any more, those Hollywood stars seem to be getting divorced at the drop of a hat."

"I'm afraid the Volkswagen car is going to open the door to a whole lot of foreign business."

"Thank goodness I won't live to see the day when the Government takes half our income in taxes. I sometimes wonder if we are electing the best people to congress."

"The drive-in restaurant is convenient in nice weather, but I seriously doubt they will ever catch on."

"There is no sense going to Lincoln or Omaha anymore for a weekend, it costs nearly $15.00 a night to stay in a hotel."

"No one can afford to be sick anymore, at $35.00 a day in the hospital it's too rich for my blood."

"If they think I'll pay 50 cents for a hair cut, forget it."

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Post by Carl D on May 16th 2008, 6:33 am

"If they raise the minimum wage to $1.00, nobody will be able to hire outside help at the store."

Heck, its only gone up $12.74 in 53 years at the place I work. lol!

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Post by baldwindeb on May 16th 2008, 6:37 am

At most jobs here the average employee gets the minimum wage of 7.50 an hour.
You have to have an education, or be in management to get more than that.
Also skilled trades get more than that.
Our garbage collectors get more than 20 an hour.So do our public transportation drivers and some of them I don't think finished grade school. lol
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Post by Carl D on May 16th 2008, 6:48 am

Thanks, Deb.

Your $7.50 an hour is approximately $13 an hour here in Australia when you take the exchange rate between the US and Australian dollars into consideration.

So, I guess the pay rate at the place I work at has really only gone up about $6 an hour since 1955 if you work it out in US dollars. Laughing

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Post by baldwindeb on May 16th 2008, 6:57 am

Carl D wrote:Thanks, Deb.

Your $7.50 an hour is approximately $13 an hour here in Australia when you take the exchange rate between the US and Australian dollars into consideration.

So, I guess the pay rate at the place I work at has really only gone up about $6 an hour since 1955 if you work it out in US dollars. Laughing

$13 an hour sure sounds better than $7.50 though lol. They just raised it about 6 months ago from $6.50.
My son starting out as a Chef is making $9.00, which isn't bad for a first job because of course he has to work his way up the ladder. he just got his review, no money review, and his boss told him to keep up the good work and he will become the sous chef which of course will pay 6 or 7 more dollars an hour.
What you make is all relative to how you live,JMHO. My brother makes $100,000 a year and still has to borrow money from my other brother who makes $50.00 a year. We tend to live outside our means.
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Post by Mousessugar on May 16th 2008, 7:56 am

Your right about that Deb, the more ppl make the more they seem to spend, or add up in debt. I don't know many ppl anymore who are set as far as money is concerened. Most people live week to week or mth to mth anymore and don't have much savings it seems.. now with the extreme gas prices, and grocery prices, it's just going to get worse.. sad state of affairs.. Sad
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