Wednesday, March 24, 2010

FYI: The 12 Biggest Ripoffs in America

I recently came across the 12 Biggest Ripoffs in America according to CNN Money. Just in case you were wondering, here they are. Ironically, almost every single one plays a prominent part in my life.

Movie Theater Popcorn

I guess this isn't that surprising, but according to ABC News, movie popcorn costs more per ounce than filet mignon. So every time I'm tempted by the prospect of sitting in a movie theater with my buttery popcorn, I'll think about how much better a piece of tender filet would be right about now.

Text Messages

Well, too bad. I text and bbm all day long and there's no stopping me now.

College Textbooks

Surprise, surprise. Sorry Mom and Dad, in addition to the mountain of money you pay for my education per year, there's an additional $350 per semester on books I probably won't even read.

Branded Painkillers

Uh oh.

"Free" Credit Reports

Ironically I learned about this tonight. That's about all I have to say about it.

Wine Service at Restaurants

womp, womp. Apparently BYO is the way to go these days. I don't hate it.

Hotel Mini-Bars

My dad informed me about this at a young age after the time in Arizona when my brothers and I took every piece of the candy out of the mini-bar vending machine in our hotel room. ouch.

All You Can Eat Buffets

This is probably a good thing. Maybe next time I'll remember this before using the term 'all you can eat' literally.

Premium Gasoline

Regular gasoline is just fine with me.

Actively Managed Investments

Hopefully it's only a matter of time before I know what this even means.

In-Room (Hotel) Movies

Unfortunately predictable.

Health Club Memberships

This just reminded me that I need to start working out more often.

Ink Cartridges

This is exactly why my printer has been out of ink for two years.

And with that Wednesday, I'm done with you. Thursday night, please come faster.


  1. wow. thats actually really interesting, ill have try and remember those things to try and save some $$$.

  2. somehow, I'm not surprised about any of it. P.S. that reminded me to start working out too. womp womp.

  3. hahahahahahahahahahaha. i literally just LOLed (hehehe lyke omgz) at every single one of your comments!