Well these are a series of events that started off in January 2001 and eventually led to one of the most disappointing and devastating days of my life!!

  • January 2001 - George W. Bush becomes President
  • September 2001 - World Trade Center attacked and destroyed
  • October 2001 - America launches war on Afganistan
  • September 2002 - Oil prices internationally start rising at $25/barrel
  • March 2003 - America goes to war with Iraq
  • October 2003 - Iraqi rebels start destroying oil wells
  • June 2004 - Oil prices touch $40/barrel
  • July 2004 - Subbiah starts selling samosas
  • April 2005 - Oil touches $60/barrel
  • November 2005 - I start eating Subbiah's samosas
  • May 2006 - OPEC starts producing more oil to meet shortage
  • July 2006 - Subbiah increases prices by Rs 0.25/Samosa
  • August 2006 - Oil prices rise to $75/barrel
  • December 2006 - Saddam Hussein executed
  • March 2007 - Oil Prices reduce back to $60/barrel
  • November 2007 - Oil prices begin to rise 
  • December 2007 - Inflation in India begins to rise
  • February 2008 - Stock Markets around the world crash 
  • March 2008 - Oil touches $100/barrel
  • April 2008 - Food prices around the world begin to rise
  • May 2008 - Subbiah increases rates by Rs 0.50
  • June 2008 - Oil touches $140/barrel
  • June 2008 - Inflation in India touches 10%
  • June 15th 2008 - Subbiah increases his rates again
  • June 17th 2008 - Food prices increase by 60% than last year
  • June 20th 2008 - My pocket money for the entire month runs out

End Result - I HATE GEORGE W. BUSH!!! and my pocket money definitely needs a raise!!!