Here are a few very unhappy comments that were going around in 1954 !!!
"I'll tell you one thing, if things keep going the way they are, it's going to be impossible to buy a week's groceries for $20.00!"
seen the new cars coming out next year? It wont be long before $2,000.00
will only buy a ussed one."
Did you hear the Post Office is thinking about charging a dime to mail a letter?"
If cigarettes keep going up in price, I'll have to quite. A quarter a pack is highway robbery.
If they raise the minimum wage to $1.00 nobody will be able to hire outside help at the store."
"Can you believe that gas has gone up to a whopping $0.29 a gallon? I'm going to have to use the old bicycle for shopping.
"How about that "fat Cat" base baseball player getting $75,000.00 a year just to play baseball? That is almost as much as the President of the United States makes I think."
"Do you really think they'll be able to put a man on the moon before the end of this century. They will call these "space jockeys" Astronauts and they are training a few of them right now down in Texas."
I never thought I'd see the day when all of our kitchen appliances would be electric, and how about those new electric typewriters?"
"It's too bad things are so tough nowadays. I see where a few married women are having to work to make ends meet. I probably wont be long before young couples are going to have to hire someone to watch their kids so they both can work."
"Marriage doesn't mean a thing any more, those Hollywood stars seem to be getting divorced at the drop of a hat. I'm afraid to send my kids to the movies any more. Ever since they let Clark Gable get by with saying DAMN in 'Gone with the Wind' it seems every new movie has either Hell or Damn in it."
"Those new "drive - in restaurants are nice in good weather but I really don't think they will 'catch-on'...."
"I'm afraid the new Volkswagen car is going to open the door to a whole lot of foreign business."
"Kids today are impossible. Those "duck Tail hair cuts make it impossible to stay groomed. Next thing you know the boys will be wearing their hair as long as the girls. Besides if they think I'll pay 50 cents for a hair cut they have another think coming."
You can't afford to be real sick any more when rooms in the hospital costs $35.00 a night."
"Thank goodness I won't live to see the day when the Government takes half our income in taxes. I sometimes wonder if we are electing the best people to Congress."