Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Fake 'Sell By' Date

The day I opened my package of chicken I didn't think much about it, but
then I saw part of the sell by sticker get stuck to the bag it was in.

The sell by sticker that I saw when I purchased it was for April 19th, but
the sticker underneath had the date April 15th! I examined the package,
and on the side was a date printed in ink for April 15th. I was shocked
that someone from the meat department had the nerve to put a fake sell
by date on my chicken. Oh...this was so wrong.

The next time you buy any kind of raw meat or poultry look at the package
carefully to see if the sell by date is the real date, or one that has been made
up by someone from the meat department.

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Subpar Paper Towels

I've been buying the same brand of paper towels for at least five years, and
the company decided to lower the quality of its product. The paper towel on
the left is what it used to be like: thick and absorbent. The paper towel on 
the right is how the product is now: thin and cheaply made.

I want to let all the companies out there know that consumers do not appre-
cate it when a product is changed to a cheaper quality, and we are led to be-
lieve it's the same item but it isn't. I understand if companies want to charge
more for their original products, but don't charge people the same price or 
more for subpar products.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

The Health Insurance Trap

While I was at the grocery store, I got into a conversation with the cashier.
We were discussing how we didn't understand why health insurance had
to be tied into our jobs. I said, "It causes people to stay at jobs that they
hate." Then the cashier said, "I know...I'm one of them, but people like
you make my job easier."

Although it's possible to purchase health insurance that isn't attached to
your job, it's not cheap...not at all. In fact, it's so expensive that I under-
stand why some people feel trapped. But why is it like this? I've had to
research health insurance several times, and for a family plan that is not
through an employer, the cheapest price I could find was $790 a month.

Wouldn't people be happier and healthier if they could work at places
that they loved, and be able to purchase health insurance plans that they
could afford, separate from where they worked?

Friday, August 4, 2017

In the Walmart Parking Lot...

In the Walmart Parking Lot...

In the Walmart parking lot
tell me what you see.
A partial bottle of cola 
lying on the gray concrete.

In the Walmart parking lot
another bottle on its side.
Someone drank all the water
and I guess they had no pride.

In the Walmart parking lot
it's red and yellow trash.
Did they run past the garbage can?
It seems they had to dash.

In the Walmart parking lot
is that a blanket or a bag?
When I see litter everywhere 
it really is a drag.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

You're Blocking My Mailbox

You're Blocking My Mailbox

You're blocking my mailbox.
What's wrong with you?
Your mama would say,
"You're being rude."

My mail is important.
Please move your car.
You act like you're some kind of movie star.

You're blocking my mailbox.
Drive down two more feet.
Do the right thing...It would be such a treat.

My mail is important.
This is getting old.
You're nasty like disgusting mold.

You're blocking my mailbox.
What's wrong with you?
Your mama would say,
"You're being rude."