I was at my local friendly grocery store the other day buying a few odds and ends; most notably, some chicken; specifically about a dozen or so drumsticks. As the cashier was ringing up my purchases, she took a look at the chicken and suggested to me that it "didn't look right".
"What's wrong with it?"
"It looks funny."
"Looks like a bunch of chicken legs to me", I surmised. "I'll take 'em."
"Well, okay; but if you decide later that they're no good, by all means bring them back for a full refund."
I thanked her for her dilligence, as I mentally pictured how that scenario would play out. I suppose after cooking these tainted drumsticks on the grill, I'd take one bite, realize they were indeed spoiled, vomit, wrap up the remains, and head back to the store with the evidence so I could be fully reimbursed for this travesty. Somehow, I couldn't see myself doing that. Some procedures just don't seem practical to make it worthwhile to engage in; dealing with bad chicken falls into that category.
I then mumbled something like, "Don't worry about it; we're only talking about four dollars here."
"Well sir, four dollars is four dollars!"
She was right; four dollars is four dollars. I googled it, just to make sure. Not only is four dollars four dollars, I surmised; five dollars is five dollars; and so on and so forth. During these trying economic times, it's good to know things like this. Of course I was startled by this revelation; but it makes perfect sense.
Finally, with the world economic meltdown that's crippled us over the past couple of years, we have some good news to savor. Four dollars is four dollars, and all is right with the world.
I hope that chicken's good. I'm hungry.
Hey, I just got finished with another book which is due to be released sometime in April. It's a St Louis Cardinals trivia challenge; 250 mind boggling questions to test your knowledge of your favorite team. I think it's going to sell for something like nine dollars. If you buy it and you don't like it, just wrap it up and send it back to me. I won't refund you any money, but if it's any consolation to you, nine dollars is still nine dollars.
While you're at it, why not buy another copy of my original masterpiece, Life Under the Corporate Microscope. It's available on Amazon: http://bit.ly/b2pBY