Once in a while I get reminded of how I remember life as a youngster and how the cost of doing routine business bears no resemblance to what I used know in the good ol’ days.
I went this morning to McDonald’s to buy some breakfast for my wife and me. I ordered an Egg McMuffin meal and a Sausage McMuffin meal. The cost of my order came to $15.98.
No big deal, right? Right!
Except that as I pulled away and drove back home, I recalled a transaction I made in 1968.
I was working at a McDonald’s in Portland, Ore. It was in late May of ’68. I was at the counter taking orders and a couple of young people with “Robert Kennedy for President” buttons on their shirts walked up to me and ordered 100 hamburgers.
Yep. One hundred hamburgers!
We served them the burgers and they paid $18 for all of ’em.
That order today would cost $109 … plus tax!
Just sayin’, man.