November 2012

Oreos vs. worldly problems

That’s how the cookie crumbles, I guess.

People get outraged over the dumbest crap. I used to have a bumper sticker that read, “If you’re not outraged, you’re not paying attention!” I really meant that, too, but I meant it about violence against women, about how anyone other than a straight, white man is treated in this country; about human trafficking, our environmental destruction, and so many other issues that plague us every day.

I did not mean it about Oreo cookies.

But apparently, that is what the everyday person gets angry about. The other day, I saw an old woman ask for Halloween themed Oreos at the store, and when she was told they were out, she threw her package of lunch meat at the store employee. I am serious—she totally threw it at him! Then she spat, “You’re always out of everything!”