As most of us are already painfully aware, a Big Gov has-been / sadistic asshole has been commanding utterly unjustifiable attacks which, in turn, has resulted in his needlessly murdering and maiming Ukrainians, which, in turn, has been driving up the worldwide cost of energy; HELL, the cost of virtually everything.
And, in turn, avaricious, opportunistic, Big Biz bastards have been overcompensating for their ledgers’ hemorrhaging red ink by unjustifiably bleeding dry average consumers; overcharging us far more than is warranted.
And THAT, in turn, has been causing those of us, with the least wherewithal, to keep a far more watchful eye on every last damned penny to our names; resort to whatever cost cutting measures we can implement; e.g. my own M.O….
Yesterday, rather than driving my car’s gas gauge closer towards the “E”, I hoofed it to my two destinations; the post office and grocery store. And, rather than carting it thru all the aisles, I limited my purchases to just the absolute bare necessities; four loaves of bread and a bunch of bananas.
Speaking of watching pennies…
As a numismatist (since I was an elementary school 2nd grader), when the cashier handed over my 61 cents in change, my collector’s eye instantly zeroed in on what appeared to be a “lucky penny”; a 1973 Lincoln cent, which still sported much of its original coppery luster.
Little doubt that enduring sheen, in part, can be attributed to the 95% copper content of pennies minted prior to 1982; (compared to today’s 97.5% zinc coins plated with only a thin copper coating).
Even so, it’s still rather rare for a half century old coin to remain that shiny, ergo, this got me to wondering…
Might America’s faltering economy be forcing folks to break up their collections; causing them to recirculate their keepsakes / lucky pennies?
Speaking of keepsakes…
Seeing how 1973 still represents the very best year in my entire life; a time when just about anything good could happen (and oft did)… well… let’s just say I’d have to be down on my luck; down to my very last cent before I’ll ever spend this penny.
Be humans Vaxxed OR Unvaxxed, We
can still shed and spread the batcrap
crazy contagious coronavirus which,
in turn, spawns new variants; which,
in turn, could, eventually, render the
available vaccines worthless; which,
in turn, will drag out the pandemic’s
needless suffering, illness and death!
HENCE… this easy as pie, cover your
nose and pie-hole/hole-up heads-up:
Stay Publicly / Properly Masked!
Stay Safe at Home!