Singles discrimination.

eclair

Events where the singles price is not half the couples price.

Family size packaging is quite common. Why not singles size packaging at the proportionately reduced cost?

I know of only one grocery store's deli that will sell a half loaf of bread.

Flat-rate water systems. Singles pay the same as households of five, for example.

I'm pretty tired of it.

That's all.


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sushipup1

I hate the "Buy One, Get One Free" pricing. Do we really need two bags of potato chips?

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eclair

If it's something that will keep, BOGO is a great deal, and not actually discriminatory.

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sushipup1

Keep for how long? I only buy chips twice a year!

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christine1950

sushipup, you could always donate the second item to a food pantry.

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sushipup1

I give the Food Bank a cash donation on a regular basis. I just think that the BOGO offers are often a PITA, or a waste.

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lee676

It costs more to sell small packages of food (adjusted for size) than large packages. It costs more to convince five people who don't know each other to attend an event, or go to a restaurant, or most other things, than to convince a family or any group of four or five to go to a restaurant together. That's not discrimination, that's simple economics.

I'm single, but I live with a few roommates. That cuts most of my utility bills, not to mention rent or mortgage, to 1/3 or 1/4 of what it would be if I lived alone. Side benefit: there's usually people around to talk to, and we meet each other's friends and get loans easily because our "household income" is relatively high and save money and time and effort by living together. Only one of us has to cook for the night. There's enough people around to eat that second bag of potato chips before they spoil. I recommend not living alone to everybody, and you don't need to be in a relationship to do it.

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Rose Pekelnicky

At one grocery store in my area (Giant Eagle) if an item is BOGO you can purchase one and it rings up at half price. At another store (Tops) the first one rings at full price and the second one rings at 00.00.It depends on how their system is set up.

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tibbrix

Taxes are very discriminatory toward singles.

Couples are discriminatory. They only invite other couples to dinner parties, etc.

I also know people who are jealous because I'm single. People always romanticize the other side of the fence.

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dandyrandylou

When I was first widowed one of my closest friends advised she could not invite me to her dinner party as I would make the seating uneven. Needless to say, we are no longer friends.

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bungalowmo

Wow, Pink!! That is screwed up! Just sayin! I know recently, at the ripe age of 57, I sent a friend packing. I've known her since the first day of 8th grade. I finally tired of her attitude. Always acting like I'm some sort of pet project for her to "correct" or "teach".

Got no time for it any more.

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dandyrandylou

Understand.

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Pea

The bread thing...it just means i can buy the smaller tastier bread that tend to come in a smaller loaf...being single gets me a tastier sandwich.


I understand that a grocery item can not be proportional less in price because there is a minimum price it costs to package an item, the amount in the package then adds on to that. So say it costs $1.00 to package that mayo, the larger jar is say $3 and the smaller by half is $2. You say but it is half as much, it should be half the cost, but there is that $1 packaging cost to account for.

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twilliams115

I live by myself. It seems like I can't buy things small enough, and then it spoils. Other than groceries I feel discriminated a lot. I really feel that way when I go to church. And also at where I live, the condo complex, it seems like it's all couples.

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bleusblue2

It depends on where you live -- I live in a city neighbourhood with several small grocery stores. I actually do buy two apples at a time. I am out every day so it's easy to pass buy and pick something up. I don't understand why you feel discriminated against in Church or even in your condo. Many people live alone but I don't expect my neighbours to echo my own life.

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