Monday, October 12, 2015

Economic Ignorance

The Change Express machine at the local bank says that if you are an account holder, they will convert your change to bills at no charge. But if you aren't an account holder, you'll have to pay 10% of the transaction. When Lillian read that she said, "Wow, that sucks! Why do they take 10% just because you don't have an account. I mean, it's YOUR money, right?"

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Big Man-Little Ref

high school player dunkingIn the 1980s when I lived in Baltimore I tried my hand at news journalism and occasionally went to cover high school basketball. I concentrated on the summer league games since most papers wouldn't send a reporter to those and I might have the whole story to myself if something interesting happened. On one occasion I covered a game where an interesting incident did take place but I didn't submit anything for the next morning's edition. In fact this is the first time I've written it down.