Saturday, September 06, 2008

I'm At That Place

where I go ahead and give the baby back his capless dried up marker. It doesn't work anyway. I know, I know, it won't take him long to realize he's been scammed, that he is strong enough to take the caps off the other markers, all that stuff.

sometimes it just does not matter if they lick the spoon and then stick it back into the muffin batter. They are the only ones going to eat it anyway. It doesn't matter if the kids slurp orange juice off the spoon and then stick it back in the pitcher and stir, stir, stir. They are probably the only ones who will drink it. Well, there's me, but I already have their germs. I eat what the baby feeds me sometimes, ha.

Some things do matter to me. A lot. It really bugs me that lots of local factories seem to close, and all those jobs go overseas. It really bugs me that some people in the United States take advantage of migrant workers and cheat them out of a decent wage. I mean, if you are going to hire someone, then hire them and pay them at least minimum wage. Well, and then make them pay United States taxes and social security, too. It bugs me that big corporations like Wal Mart buy products cheap from who knows where and make a profit off of potential child labor and terrible working conditions. You cannot justify treating humans like dirt even if it is better than most of the people in that country or area of the world. To me, you cannot even justify things like waterboarding. I mean, treat people like humans, terrorists or not. Do not subject them to terrible torture, they are human and have basic human rights.

Well, anyway, I have decided (again) to go back to buying as many things as I can that have been produced or made in the USA. It may not seem to do much, but hopefully if I buy locally then I will not encourage child labor and poor treatment of laborers worldwide.

anyway, as you were....

3 comments:

Motherkitty said...

I would like to but I cannot comment about Wal*Mart purchasing items made by child (slave) labor overseas. Biting the hand that feeds you, and all that!

Yeah, kids are germ-y and you can't get away from that, even when they eat disgusting things off the floor that would make you throw up fast. Good thing you have a fairly strong constitution.

I wonder if baby's tongue is colored by the dried-up marker after he puts it in his mouth.

Alipurr said...

no, thankfully, it didn't occur to him to put it in his mouth, he tried to color on....wait for it....a piece of paper, no walls, no sisters, no books

Tomas Dennis said...

It bothers me that the only job a talented person as my wife gets is a job at WalMart. The world does not see with my eyes or they just use tables and charts to hire human beings. WalMart just takes advantage of the tables and charts. I would prefer her to write because kgipltzgthat is her at her best.