September 3, 2009

The Day I Lost My Faith in Socialism By Force

I ran cross-country in high school, and every year before regionals, the team would all go out together for a carbo-load spaghetti dinner. As a freshman, and being poor, I ordered the cheapest thing on the menu. At the end of the evening, expecting to pay $7, I was informed that we were splitting the bill, and I owed 12. This because some people got appetizers and other high-end cuisine while I had only my plate of Barilla. So, next year came along. And as a sophomore, and a little wiser, I decided to get an appetizer, too, knowing I'd be paying for it regardless. When it came out, the seniors came over and grabbed it, saying "it's for everyone, since we're all paying for it, right?" That is the day I lost my faith in socialism by force.