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CPI shows women & children first?

April 15, 2011

The Captain of the Titanic supposedly said, “Women and children first!” when directing his passengers to the lifeboats.

Rocky, (hardly a chivalrous fellow), thinks recent Consumer Price Index data demonstrate “Women and Children LAST!”

He notes that women’s and children’s apparel prices are declining at a noticeably faster rate than men’s apparel prices. (See the bottom three lines of the chart above.) Although Rocky continues to wear the same ragged grey sweater and chinos, Trophy Wife may find this data to be an impetus for a visit to the shopping mall.

Rocky theorizes that women can wear men’s clothes (which support the price of shirts and pants), whereas most men wouldn’t be caught dead wearing a dress or skirt. However, if this trend continues, Rocky’s miserly nature will prevail, and he’ll try on a kilt or two.

  1. April 16, 2011 at 9:33 am

    Aha. Could this explain Fakename’s recent sighting of a guy in a kilt at the grocery store?

  2. April 22, 2011 at 8:06 pm

    Off topic. Got some funny/odd spam. Thought you might be interested since it seems to be related to investing.


    Plus I would like to know if you have heard of this guy.

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