Saturday, August 30, 2008
Margie: Edna, you'd better sit down. Here's some Special Tea. Take a few slugs because I have some very bad news to report. Do you need a nerve pill? I don't want you to stroke out.
Edna: You're scaring me, Margie! What is it? You can give it to me straight, I don't need any crutches. Just tell me.
Margie: Edna, Hershey is raising their prices 11% and Mars is also raising theirs. I know you're a chocolate addict.
Edna: Oh my lands, that's horrible news! What is wrong with those companies, are they trying to get people to buy less chocolate? Well, I'm sitting down and writing a letter, I won't stand for this. Those companies ought to be ashamed of themselves.
You're a chocolate addict too Margie, surely you're not taking this news in stride?
Margie: What you see, Edna, is the calm before I blow my stack. It's a conspiracy! Gas prices start falling yet chocolate prices have to rise? They're lying liars and they'll be sorry.
All chocolate addicts can band together and we'll make them rue this day forever.
Edna: You're absolutely right, sister. Those companies did not count on chocoholics getting organized in protest. The power of the people is mighty indeed.
Hand me that bag of Hershey Kisses, I need some fortification to start writing protest letters. Do you think we should have organized marches?
Margie: You start writing and I'll get on the phone to get the marches organized. The power of a woman denied her chocolate is not a pretty sight!