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A Hundred Dollars Isn’t What It Used to Be

I remember when I was younger, I would get excited and head over heels with joy when I received a hundred dollars for my birthday or Christmas. A hundred dollars meant that I was rich! I could buy anything in the world. lol.

Fast forward about twenty years and now it seems as though I need about ten hundred dollar bills to take me back to that giddy headed euphoric feeling. A hundred dollars is definitely not what it used to be. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying that I wouldn’t love a hundred dollar bill. But I’m saying that it doesn’t stretch as far as it used to.

What can I get with a hundred dollars these days? Thanks to inflation and unbelievable greediness by retailers, it’s amazing what I can NOT get. Spending a hundred dollars can call for some serious deliberation. Especially when the amount of hundred dollars you’re paid is very, very, small.

I remember the days of going to the supermarket and getting a load of groceries. Nowadays when I go to the supermarket, I always have to look into the extremely light shopping bags that I’m holding to see exactly what I paid for. We can’t get away from buying food, but we can certainly complain about the ridiculousness of the prices.

Don’t even talk about getting a hundred dollar pay raise. Before you can even touch it, taxes are taken out – good ol’ National Insurance and Pay As You Earn. But isn’t it amazing how hard you have to work to get that hundred dollar raise in the first place?

Geez… I miss the old hundred dollar days when I felt as though I was on top of the world. Come back, days! Come back!