I called Dryers ice cream and asked why they went from 1/2 gallon to 1.75 quarts to now 1.5 quarts........the lady told me people have asked for the smaller packaging..........do what????
I told her that we have purchased our last container of Dryers ice cream until they bring back the 1/2 gallon.......she hung up on me!
Buy Blue Bell ice cream. It is still in 1/2 gallon tubs and is lots better than Bryers. Of course we only buy it when it is on sale.
I predicted when ice cream dropped to 1.5qts, that at some point the 1/2 gal would return at a higher price and be called "Family Size" Vons actually did this not to long ago. The didn't call it "family size" but something close
2007 Expedition EL 4x4 Tow pkg
1981 Palomino Pony, the PopUp (Sold)
2006 Pioneer 180CK (No more PUcampin!)
I was talking to a guy recently who was shaking his head about his girlfriend, who traded in a perfectly fine car that got 30 miles to the gallon for one that got 24 mpg, but had a smaller gas tank. All she considered was that "a fill up" was cheaper on the new car than on the old one.
So, it would seem, that indeed the American public IS that stupid.
Evolution stops when stupidity is no longer fatal. And THAT explains a few other things in this country also.
I notice these things. I am a serious label reader. Don't get me started on bath soap bars that shrunk in the center.
Shucks folks, this is nothing new!I am remodeling my 140year old stick & brick and am having a real problem getting things to line up. Seem some fool way back when use 2x4 studs that actually measured a full 2 inches by 4 inches, and there is not a knot in them! Now to make the new wall match the old one I have to rip 1/2" strips to glue on the "modern" 2x4's so I do not have a funky wiggle in the wall. Over the years I have seen studs get smaller and smaller, and smaller, I remember when 2x4's measured 1-3/4x 3-3/4 - the 1/4" loss was supposedly shrinkage and milling. Guess modern wood shrinks more and requires more machining to get those wonderfull twisty shapes you have to weed through to find moderately straight boards. I could go on and on, but I have to go "make" some more "real" 2x4's!
We replanked our deck 7 years ago. A board needed to be replaced last year. The new board, purchased at the same length, same big box store, is an inch and a half shorter than the originals. And no the originals didn't expand, they are screwed in.