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What does ten bucks buy you?

Late in the afternoon on Saturday there was actually enough time to sneak in a grocery run, but it turns out that the cops were detaining people trying to enter the store. No, nothing like that ... I'm innocent, I tell ya ... they were trying to rustle up food donations for their Christmas outreach program. So while traversing the aisles of Fortinos I grabbed a few extra things - four cans of soup, two cans of vegetables, 2 packages of pasta, and a jar of peanut butter. Not a lot, but enough to make a difference.

Now - when it came time to check out I rang my donations through separately. I have no idea why, I just did. Grand total - ten dollars and change. I looked around, and the average mope at the cash was getting at least that much in junk food as part of their order. Pizza pockets, chips, whatever. So there is no reason that every person in the store couldn't spend that 10 dollars on canned and dry goods for the food drive. It isn't a lot of money, but if every shopper did it each week the whole food bank thing would be licked.

It's TEN FUCKING DOLLARS, you pricks. It's supposed to be Christmas. Spirit of giving. So knock it off with the junk food and help someone out.

Posted: Mon - December 12, 2005 at 04:44 PM