Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Taxation Without Representation. (woof!)
So on my way home last night I decide to stop at the store and pick up some dog food.
For my dog.
I bring the package of Purina Moist and Meaty up to the checkout counter.
She charges me $5.83.
Here is the conversation that follows.
ME: "Why are you charging me $5.83? The package says it's $5.49."
GAL CLERK: "There was .34 cents tax on it."
ME: "This is Massachusetts...there is no tax on food."
GAL CLERK: "There is on dog food."
ME: "It's for me."
GAL CLERK: "Sir....it says right on the package 'ADULT DOG FOOD'."
ME: "I'm an adult dog."
GAL CLERK: "Paper or plastic?"