Another quick one-off, also ganked from ilyka.
“A gallon of milk is probably about a $1.50, a loaf of bread about a $1.25, $1.30,” he said.
A check of the Web site for D’Agostino supermarket on Manhattan’s Upper East Side showed a gallon of milk priced at $4.19 and a loaf of white bread at $2.99 to $3.39. In Montgomery, Ala., a gallon of milk goes for about $3.39 and bread is about $2.
Later Tuesday, the Giuliani campaign pointed out that the national average for bread is $1.17 per pound, as listed by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The government agency also lists milk as costing, on average, $1.60 per half-gallon.
Giuliani was closer to the mark on the price of a gallon of gasoline.
“Gas, I think, is $2.89,” he said.
My reaction was as follows:
TWO DOLLARS AND EIGHTY-NINE CENTS? TWO DOLLARS AND EIGHTY-NINE CENTS?! MAYBE DURING THE LAST DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY, YOU DOUCHECLUMP! I don’t know what it’s like in Noo Yawk Siddee, where hamburgers cost twenty dollars and the taxi drivers charge to stab you with their crack pipes on the way to the Marriott, but here in California we’re edging up on four dollars a gallon (a little more that four dollars per gallon at a few places around SF, I hear), three-fifty in places where I don’t live like Vallejo. Pretty much the same as milk, actually. It seems to be spiking about ten-fifteen cents per month. Not a cheap state, is California, but come on.
How sheltered does a fucking New Yorker have to be to calculate gas prices at sub-Lawrence-Kansas levels? Quick: ask him how much it costs to rent a one-bedroom apartment. What’s the national average, Rudy?