First off, sorry for being slightly lax in my posting last week. I took some time off to take Mini-Me HERE, and I’d much rather be outside doing THAT, than being inside behind a computer doing THIS.Secondly, despite the title and banner picture, this post has abso-tutley NOTHING to do with politics. I try to steer clear of that around these parts. I find I’m much more suited to booby and wee-wee jokes.
No, what I wanted to discuss in THIS post, is change.
Not “climate” change, or “emotional” change, just CHANGE.
You know…. Pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters.
Specifically, WHY the fuck do we still have it?
It’s just a nuisance. Plus, when I have a lot of it in my pockets, they make funny clinking noises and makes me look like I have an oddly shaped pee-pee.
I know that there was a movement a few years ago to do away with the penny. Apparently, it costs the government something like 3 cents to make each penny. Now, I’m not an accountant, but something about that seems inherently wrong to me.
But why just stop at the penny? Wouldn’t it be nice if we didn’t have to deal with ANY change at all?
Which leads me to my next rant…..
Why don’t stores start selling things that round out to whole dollars once you figure in the sales tax?
In other words…
Let’s say that I want to buy the “Acme Piece of Shit 9000”. So I go to the store and find out that it is $23.99. Factoring in New York’s sales tax (8 ¼%), I end up having to pay $25.97. So, in one way or another, I’m dealing again with that pesky encumbrance known as ‘change’.
But, wouldn’t it be better if the store had just made the initial price of the item to be an amount that, once sales tax was figured in, came out to a WHOLE dollar amount?
In other words, if the store had instead charged me $24.02 for the “Acme Piece of Shit 9000”, once you figured in the sales tax, the price I’d pay would be an even-steven $26!
Wouldn’t that be nicer for EVERYBODY involved?
Look, I realize that I’m much smarter than the rest of you, so let me illustrate my point more clearly with a simplified diagram…..
Does that make more sense? I think the fact that I artfully reconstructed the look of a classroom environment will help you all grasp the concept that much easier.
And before you ask, YES, I DID always go to school naked….. Doesn’t everybody?
Look at the body on me! No wonder I was always the teacher’s pet……