and the fedora... I kid you not, they had more disposable income, before the inflation of the 80s, but they had to use it on stuff like nice clothes, and hats. Of course, they also had enough to pay for houses, on a high school diploma, make a dragster, buy a fishing boat, and a fishing cabin... etc etc. Inflation really effed up the majority of Americans, and took away the ability to achieve the dream of annual vacations, with Airstreams, and fishing boats, etc. Instead we have a cell phone that costs a 1000 dollars, a 1000 dollar laptop, tires that are a 150 apiece, cars that can't be bought for under 24 thou. 500 dollar tvs, and a internet bill of 100 a month.
Life's expensive, and companies don't give pay raises. Anyway... look at me ramble on, pointlessly