Posted: 21/01/2018 at 09:51
Mike, Think about it, you had the time to mooch around checking prices and then to go back and buy at the best value to you, Modern married do not have this time, they barely keep their noses above water if they need a home, transport and all the other things their parents had. The bank of Mum and Dad now usually includes bank of Granddad too. Last year was a wedding one Granddaughter two births the other Granddaughters and this year another birth. They cost money and I was glad to help knowing the struggle we had and the help we got. Also this year two moved into a new house near where they work more expense and they had to share it, both are University graduates and both get less money than I get in pensions, something tells me that cannot be right.
My argument is they do not have the time to shop as we had too, it is not their choice but the lifestyle, they work to live, they can only look at their parents and grandparents with the hope they will one day reach those standards and possibly inherit the wealth we worked hard for but in an easier time.
Times change people change with it, in just over 170 years Stockton High Street went from posh Town Houses to a Street of shops and Emporiums with Cinema's dance Halls and Music Halls it is now retreating back to those times and I am sure will be back to a street of houses in the next few decades. My Busy Daughters use online shopping even I use it through my Daughter more so in this weather. Years ago Mike we had no Fridges yet preserved food quite easily but then there were no sell by dates either as the VE and VJ street parties showed we were eating pre-war tinned and dried food with no ill effect, somethings change for the worse i will give you that.