In Canada, as with most of the world, we follow the metric system (hear that, USA?). Yet, in the produce department, the price/weight is displayed in pounds with kilograms relegated to smaller print in the lower left corner.
I suppose that this is done because the price is looks less. 80 cents/lb. looks better than $1.76/kg. Oh, you sneaky grocers.
And about those high prices. Yes, fuel costs are rising, and that affects shipping costs that are now passed on to the consumer. The one exception? Bananas. I can’t remember that the last time the price of bananas changed. They seem to be always priced at 66 or 77 cents/lb. while avocados, tomatoes, and peppers keep going up to the point where I just won’t buy them.
My solution? Ship all produce in the same trucks as the bananas.
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Leon Stevens is a multi-genre author, composer, guitarist, songwriter, and an artist, with a Bachelor of Music and Education. He published his first book of poetry, Lines by Leon: Poems, Prose, and Pictures in January 2020, followed by a book of original classical guitar compositions, Journeys, and a short story collection of science fiction/post-apocalyptic tales called The Knot at the End of the Rope and Other Short Stories. His newest publications are the novella, The View from Here, which is a continuation of one of his short stories, and a new collection of poetry titled, A Wonder of Words.
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