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In the midst of all the rabbit-hole nonsense that comes with an election season, I was taken suddenly aback today when a Best Buy clerk offered me a plastic bag for my purchase for only 10 cents. “It will all go to charity,” he assured me with a straight face. Someone in that organization was paid real money to come up with this. I count it as California stupid, but any feral jurisdiction could be responsible.
Commercial transactions all have a drag coefficient. In stores, the floor staff should be visible and be helpful when needed and otherwise out of the way. Checkout lines should be short and efficient. And the rube that thought charging for the bags “for charity” should be shifted to duties more suitable to their talents. Restocking shelves might be too challenging. Maybe fit them for a broom.
Biden has shown us there are consequences for placing the disabled in positions of responsibility. If he were missing an arm or a leg or an eye, no problem. Instead, he is the babbling, mumbling, befuddled laughingstock of the world, although the thousands not properly evacuated from Afghanistan and still trickling out slowly are not laughing much.
Paper or plastic is a fair question. Ungraciously holding a bag ransom for a consumer purchase where gratitude is called for, just to turn around and “virtue signal” that the dime goes to charity, is amazingly in tune with the Biden-Harris-Fetterman disableist gestalt of the age, but it does not recommend Best Buy or the other icons of anti-Ableism as worthy of support.
If you’ll excuse me now, there are kids on my lawn.Published in