I was always told by my dad that it was easier to laugh than cry. With that sound parental teaching in mind, check out a hilarious video just shared by a clever guy about inflation in Monroe County, Illinois.

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The moment I found The Peephole of Monroe County YouTube channel, I knew I was in for a treat. With a name like that, how can this not be entertaining? Spoiler alert: it's very entertaining. Here's how this everyman described what you're about to see:

Humorous look at how inflation is affecting Monroe County Illinois.

He's not wrong. Imagine what would happen if CSPAN and the old TV show Hee Haw had a baby. You'd likely end up with this. (NOTE: some very mild maybe NSFW words here, but nothing harsh)

USA.com has some interesting stats about Monroe County, Illinois (which is in southern Illinois, by the way). It says "the total Monroe county population is 33,373, which has grown 20.83% since 2000. The population growth rate is much higher than the state average rate of 3.62% and is much higher than the national average rate of 11.61%". I don't know about inflation, but someone is pretty busy in Monroe County, Illinois and it's not just the tax man.

It also says that the median household income in Monroe County, Illinois is up over 26% since 2000. That's not doing bad by my measure. I know we've all been hit hard by inflation over the past year, but maybe Monroe County isn't as bad as he's letting on? If nothing else, it is good for a fun laugh and that's worth something these days.

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