Thursday, August 25, 2005

Sowing the Seeds of Change

Why is seeded watermelon more expensive than the seedless kind? Anyone notice this one? The seeded watermelon is currently four pounds for a dollar (or 25 cents) at the Creamery, whereas the seedless kind is 18 cents per pound at Allen's Grocer (and no, they don't have both kinds at both stores, so yes, this may be a skewed market survey, but still...it's a whole 28 cents difference we're talkin' here). Isn't it more expensive to genetically modify something? Or, have the watermelon growers figured out people don't want their food to be GM and have thus raised the price on consumer demand? I'm voting for the latter. Let us rise up in protest against our oppressors and demand for cheaper, non-GMO watermelons once more to bring peace and harmony to our land (even though watermelon is technically from Africa-but seriously, what do we eat here that wasn't originally from somewhere else?).

But then we really are ignoring the real issue here. Namely, gas prices. The watermelon problem is quite minute when it comes to looking at how much it costs for me to fill my car up on one tank. Price at Maverick in Provo is currently 2.45 per gallon, price at Chevron 2.49 per gallon, price at Walmart brand gas station 2.41 per gallon. Last time I filled my tank it was almost 35 bucks. I'm now on empty, and probably just driving on fumes at this point. So I say let us join together, hand in hand, across our land, for peace and love and all things good, and stick it to the man.

*note, author does not seriously endorse joining hands across the land, nor does she believe in other such acts shown in old Coke commercials. She also seriously doubts this will solve the much larger problems of War and oil prices and pollution.

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