Tuesday, August 11, 2009

A rant, if you're so inclined.

Still no photos folks, my rule is that I only spend one hour a day doing tech support stuff to keep my rage at a minimum. Today I succeeded in getting one computer to work wirelessly, not mine of course, and none of the other three that were sitting around me. Instead, musings on the world...

So my theory on charitable donations is give what you can when you can. If you want to make a donation to a charity, great. Got some extra change in your pocket to flip to the hobo in the subway station, cool. If you're monetarily challenged then donate your time, as I did. Or at least I used to. Shut up I'm busy.

But every once in a while I see something that makes me want to trade in my NDProhibition pin, pack up my leftist bags and hightail it to GOP country. Such as? I'm glad you asked. Take yesterday for exampe: I spotted a handsomely dirty shell of a man sporting all the requisite hobo characteristics; dirty clothes, face, hands, arms and any other visible appendages, unshaven, unkempt, and unhygienic in about thirty other ways. He, however, was exiting the local Provigo grocery chain with a pack of Grolsch beer in his hand. Now this really gets my goat. Not becuase he's drinking, cause you gotta do what you gotta do, but Grolsch? Grolsch? You sit outside all day and then spend, nay, waste what tiny amounts of nearly unusable change on an $8 4 pack??? I have never bought Grolsch specifically for this reason, and I'm fairly certain my financial situation is marginally better than his, though equally depandant on handouts. I'm sure there were at least a dozen other cheaper and/or more alcoholic options on either side of the Grolsch. For instance, the ever charming 40 of beer rolling in at about $5 for 10% alcohol content. Not to mention that Provigo is by far the most expensive place to buy anything. This guy wasted eight dollars worth of pennies and nickles to not even get a decent buzz. He's probably blowing his welfare cheque on name brand facial tissues while I'm blowing my nose on generic brand toilet paper.

Phewf, now that that's out of my system, back to high taxes and more social services please.


Morley said...

Maybe he's going to re-use those re-sealable bottles!

bisforcookie said...

Nope, cans. But maybe he's going to create a new seal on the cans to hold his canned hobo scent which he will sell to bourgeois women.