Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Materialism in America

A couple months back I was sitting with my grandmother and mom at McDonald's and this adorable child walks in. She's excited to be there with her family and smiling whimsically. So I go back to the conversation with my family when all of a sudden I hear an eruption of tears from the child. She's standing there with this huge ice cream cone, the kind that seemed to glisten when I was a child - crying? Then she blubbers, "There's no sprinkles!" The child has got this huge ice cream cone that is completely delicious by itself but she sees a McFlurry and becomes jealous.

After I told this story to my mother she said, "It kind of reminds you of America doesn't it."
That's Life.