Throwing Stones

Raise your hand if you can relate to any of the following.  A high school student saving for a car, or saving for college.  A college student.  A single parent trying to make ends meet.  A parent trying to pay for a kid’s braces or college tuition.  A retiree trying to live on only a retirement check.  Go on, raise your hand if you’ve ever had a reason to work a job that paid the minimum wage. Can you relate?  Good, because that ability to relate is the foundation of this post.

Last summer when the blackberries were thick here in the Pacific Northwest, the seasonal milkshake and lemonade at Burgerville reflected those luscious beauties.  I was standing among the milieu of hungry folks and the man behind me orders a blackberry shake.

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