I’ve noticed a change in the atmosphere of the grocery store where I shop. It used to be sort of a bustling, happy place and people smiled and made small talk about the best brand to buy of an item, etc. Now, it’s a quiet, depressing place. No customer smiles- only sad expressions. It seems like shoppers are in a state of shock as they look at prices and try to figure out how to stretch their food budgets. Pretty sad.