May I just say that this sounds like one of THE most boring jobs in the world!
"Gaffney is one of about 450 people who check prices on 96,000 items from thousands of merchants for the monthly reports assembled by the Labor Department's Bureau of Labor Statistics.
"We price everything from condoms to cremations," says Katie Gollannek, branch chief in the bureau's division of price programs.
During busy times, Gaffney, an economic assistant who works part time, has visited about 45 stores in a 10-day period to get prices on 150 items."
But I'm not a shopper, so maybe it's just me.