ECONOMISTS have explained what rising inflation means by asking if you remember the fourth-hand Chopper bike you got for your birthday in 1978.
They have also asked if you remembered the fun times jump-starting the car, enthusiastic allotment growing or patching the crotch of your jeans, and suggested that if you do not currently you will shortly.
Economist Martin Bishop said: “You loved that Chopper didn’t you, even though the broken front forks had been badly rewelded at your dad’s works? You were happy then.
“Well, 2.3 per cent inflation, twice that soon, means those cheerful days of make-do-and-mend are back.
“Bugger-all channels on the telly, a week’s holiday in Rhyl in the summer, kids getting a new toy twice a year, borrowing the neighbours’ Hoover, it’ll be like it never went away.”
Sharing a home with a foul-smelling elderly relative is also expected to be on the up, as is running out of electric money and playing Escape From Colditz by candlelight.
51-year-old Stephen Malley said: “Do we get football violence and soft porn in cinemas back? If so I’m in.”