Repeat A: The prices on fruit have really gone up this year! B: Yes, they have. It's ridiculous! A: The fruit is not of good quality, either. B: You're right; these apples are bruised. A: These bananas are too green to be eaten. B: Fifty cents each is too expensive for bad bananas. A: The quality of life is going down in general. B: I blame it on the economy. A: The state of the economy has been terrible. B: I hope products are better quality soon. A: It's like they say, 'cheap things are often more expensive.' B: I totally agree with you.