We do become our mothers. How many times do I remember my mom grumbling about inflated prices. Here I go. I was bugged when I got the bill for my mammogram last month for $526. Weren't they under a $100 a few years ago? My insurance and Medicare picked up most of the cost but $526 seems exorbitant. Today I went to the appliance repair shop to replace a dryer lint trap that was broken. That was $28.63. Twenty-eight dollars and sixty-three cents for a bit of plastic and some screen. Breakdown: probably 63 cents to manufacture and $28 to ship from China. They've got me but I don't have to be happy.