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A gallon of gas rises to three fifty,
A bag of rice costs more than twenty.
Can you believe that Asian store I went?
They were changing their price tag swiftly
right in front me without feeling guilty.
Don't worry--I try to comfort her.
You don't drive as much as before--
because of omicron.
You don't eat much rice anymore--
too much carbohydrates.
The cosmetic store closed down--
I have to find another place for a facial.
She says with a sigh.
If you want to save some money, I say,
you can DIY at home.
She looks at me contemptuously and says:
I am still alive.
I am not giving up, am I?