Capitalism Shall Overcome

February 21, 2005 at 6:45pm By: Mr. Wilson Posted in 625 Elm Street

From the Austin American-Statesman (BugMeNot):

When Austin High School administrators removed candy from campus vending machines last year, the move was hailed as a step toward fighting obesity. What happened next shows how hard it can be for schools to control what students eat on campus.

The candy removal plan, according to students at Austin High, was thwarted by classmates who created an underground candy market, turning the hallways of the high school into Willy-Wonka-meets-Casablanca.

Soon after candy was removed from vending machines, enterprising students armed with gym bags full of M&M’s, Skittles, Snickers and Twix became roving vendors, serving classmates in need of an in-school sugar fix. Regular-size candy bars like the ones sold in vending machines routinely sold in the halls for $1.50.

Beautiful.

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Christopher February 21, 2005 at 8:45pm

Capitalism at it’s finest. Gotta love it.

THen again it shows jsut how dumb people are. Provided that it’s a high school, how hard is it to hit up a gas station on the way to school buy a few candy bars, store them in your locker, and wallah! You have candy bars for yourself that no one raped you pricewise (Kind of like at a DC monument shop and batteries).

Stupid kids…then again, two words: fermented milk.

Mr. Wilson February 21, 2005 at 9:05pm

I, uhh, have no idea what you’re talking about. I know nothing about fermented milk, science experiments in a Sunny D bottle, or anything else of that sort.

And as for being raped in DC, I have to put part of that blame on my camera. The “low battery” warning didn’t give me enough time to buy a backup from some place a bit cheaper. I admit, though, it’s mostly my fault. After all, I had taken several dozen rolls of film on that battery. I should’ve seen it coming.

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