Price rises work

“It’s nearly afternoon tea time and we’re still okay,” one of the women behind the counter said to her co-worker.

“Why shouldn’t you be okay?” I asked.

“Three of us have given up smoking,” she said. “When the price went up again we decided we couldn’t afford it any more.”

6 Responses to Price rises work

  1. Gravedodger says:

    Together they have a chance, I wish them well

  2. ZenTiger says:

    If they thought a bit harder, only one person had to give up, and could have contributed a portion of their savings to the other two smokers so that all three saved money and two people could continue smoking.

    That’s how socialism works.

  3. Gravedodger says:

    Very droll ZT, it is just possible they are closet capitalists.

  4. ZenTiger says:

    Thank you, a little bit of cynicism is healthy I think 🙂

    Mind you, I thought your comment much more appropriate, and I actually echo your sentiment, should I bring myself to admit it.

  5. Andrei says:

    Nah GD the Nation Party are closet socialists.

    Reality check – within a month at least 2 of the three will be back to smoking.

    One mercy I suppose is that the Socialist Nats are less likely to spend their ill gotten gains on half million dollar studies of the history of Gay Sex in Auckland like the last woe begotten crew did but they will find some other way of channeling it to their cronies for equally absurd purposes rest assured.

  6. adam2314 says:

    Wot Andrei says.. Doh !!..

    Of course it will not stop them from smoking ..

    10 or 15 cents a pack..

    Gave it up in primary school.

    Couldn’t afford them and girls :-))

    That’s the answer.. Get a good hobby.

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