Wednesday, November 24, 2010


Saw yesterday in the police reports that a woman was arrested for shoplifting food. Sixty-odd dollars worth.

I have no sympathy for people who steal beer, electronics, jewelry and other stuff like that. Give them some hard time to serve.

But food...

While I don't approve of what she did, I can't help but wonder what I'd do if my children were hungry and I had no money and no one -- relatives, friends, charities -- to help. I don't think I'd steal, but on the other hand, I've never had to choose.

Anyway, I'll make extra sure I donate to the food banks in the county this year. I think they need the help more than ever.

1 comment:

  1. Okay, E.Scrooge checking in. I've volunteered at food banks over years and there were plenty of able bodied persons in line who could do *something* to make some bucks for food. Wash windows (hey, anyone, I have a job for you!)Rake leaves (well, blow leaves, who rakes now?) Maybe woman arrested was desparate but maybe it was chips and dip for all we know. I'm just saying....


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