OK, I know I haven’t ranted in a bit, but it’s getting out of hand.
The current price of fresh green beans is averaging about $1.29, depending on where you live and what kind of market you shop in. (Add about 20% if you live on Pine Ridge Reservation.)
I am writing about green beans because I wrote about them 3 years ago (have I been doing this that long?) and that post has more hits than any other single post I have written. When I wrote, the price of green beans where I live was hovering around $3.49 due to bad weather in the areas where we typically grow them in this country. To have them more than $2 over the price I recalled had been a shock. But prices are not doing that now and still I am getting hits on that post! People, the price of green beans (noted above) is where it should be right now. It will go down a bit in a month or so as green beans become more plentiful in additional local areas.
You might ask why I am so annoyed about that post receiving more hits than anything else – and even if you don’t ask, I’m going to tell you because it’s MY soapbox.
I have written about many more important topics over the years than the price of fresh green beans.
I have written about the Third World conditions that exist in the USA on the Pine Ridge Reservation.
I have written about Independence Through Music, a wonderful program for youth on the Pine Ridge Reservation.
I’ve written about living and coping with fibromyalgia for 45 years and raising a son (now 29 years old) who has Asperger’s Syndrome.
I’ve written about crime, death, dying, family, health, housing, nature, travel, national news media, passion, depression, rape, values and laundry to name just a “few” more topics.
But what comes up most often? The price of green beans. I’m not sure why that cannot be checked when one does the marketing. Is it that important to know before you get there? Or are folks in this country getting that lazy that they have to let their fingers do their shopping before they even get to the market? There can’t be that many kids getting the assignment to find out about the prices of produce – especially in the summer.
OK, I’ve just heaved a huge sigh.
Whatever got you to this post in the first place, I hope you’ll take the time to look up one other category before you leave. My personal suggestion would be Pine Ridge Reservation because that way you’ll learn something really important and you’ll have a large selection of posts through which to learn it.