Now there comes a time in every old mans life, when he gets on a bus, and asks himself the question.. where am I getting off? If I'm getting off in 1-2 stops.. I'll go stand by the door.. if I'm getting off in 3-5 stops, I'll sit by the door if there is room or stand close enough. If any longer, I'll take a seat. Then 2-3 stops before mine, I'll excuse myself from the seat, and move towards the door, letting each person quickly see that I'm going to go for the doors soon and get off, so they can politely move out of my way.
This kind of thinking is critical for living. Bills coming soon? bank the money for a few weeks in advance, although with the way banks are going, it'd be safer to bury it in your backyard. Then when the bill arrives, pay it.. up-front. Nice and easy.. Personally I buy some shares and sell them again to pay the bills, that way I earn a little of the difference in the three months.
But these kids today.. whats up with them, credit cards to buy stuff today and pay tommorrow, then more credit cards to pay off the other credit cards.. kids, don'tcha know, if you get a credit card, you're just giving 7% of your money to the banks? rising their profit margins? where will that money come from? every year 7% of all money is siphoned off by the banks, and it never goes back into the system.. that's why everything costs more, we're all chasing those gawd dang banks.. and losing... by 7%..
And it all starts with thinking ahead.. yes, thats right.. if you are the kind of person that needs to jump up and push past people to get off the bus, you're the problem with this world. Your attitude is whats bringing us all down into the pit.
I bought a small batch of cookies, biscuits. Bit into one, and found a mouthful of wood chips!
Whats up with Store Products these days?
Now, ok, I know that you wouldn't think of wood chips as I think of wood chips. All my life I've never been able to eat shredded or desiccated coconut. It takes like bark, and technically it is, its the woody pulp inside of the nut.
Now, I don't know about you, but when I was a kid, my mum and I made biscuits, often. I don't remember ever adding coconut to a simple choc chip cookie.
Flour, Water, eggs, milk and what ever thing it was that made that batch special, choc chips or rolled oats or cocoa. So ok, if I wanted desiccated coconut cookies, then I'd buy desiccated coconut cookies. But No, I bought choc Chip cookies, so all I expect is choc chips.
I get it, coconut weighs more per pinch than flour and is likely cheaper than eggs or oats.. they have to add extra oats in, to ensure that the coconut is not the only 'crunch' you get in your mouth. They add a kilo of coconut to every batch, they save $$$, they'd add dirt or rocks if they thought they could get away with it.
Its the same old, same old, nefarious bakers would do the same back in the day, but people would find them out, and run them out of town. These days, they do things, not against the law, but against good nature, and the problem is, its not one baker in a town. Its a company, they don't care for the product, they care for profits.
How does this end? How do we, individuals, who know whats going on, stop this?
Individuals, can't. Sure, individuals can start petitions, they can dedicate their lives to informing the public, to fighting against this corruption. But for what? so coconut can't be put in biscuits without making it obvious on the package? Some people LIKE coconut in their everyday bikkies.
I have a life, albiet not much of one, and lucky for me, when I get annoyed enough by something I have a soap box, this blog, to make complaints. I'd be angry enough to go down to my baker and say, Hey, you put coconut in your choc chip cookies, stop it or I'll shop elsewhere. But I'm no where near enough angry to dedicate my entire life to stopping an entire company from doing the same..
And that's the problem with the current society. Wheres the giant corporation that goes down to the giant corporate baker and says "Hey, Stop putting coconut in my choc chip cookies"
I hate corporations, I'd make them illegal if I got a time machine.