A big news story trending on the Internets today is about how a lot of people are angry at the Girl Scouts for throwing out 13,000 boxes of unsold Girl Scout cookies. The argument, which I agree sounds logical at first, is that the unsold cookies should have been donated to people that are hungry.
Everywhere in the Hamptons, unsold food is thrown out. Everywhere in New York State, unsold food is thrown out and everywhere in the United States, unsold food is thrown out. It’s called capitalism, and last time I checked, it’s better than communism.
Even all of these organic, “good” places that only serve meat where the cows are sung to before they are slaughtered and get daily massages and speak to cow psychologists, THROW OUT THE FOOD THAT THEY DON’T SELL.
Here’s another shocker. CLOTHING STORES THROW OUT CLOTHES THEY DON’T SELL. EVEN YOU, INSTEAD OF DONATING YOUR CLOTHES AND SHOES TO CHARITY, THROW IT OUT INTO THE GARBAGE. I BET YOUR LAST MEAL, YOU DIDN’T FINISH, AND INSTEAD OF GIVING THE LEFT OVERS TO A HUNGRY PERSON, YOU JUST THREW IT OUT. HOW HORRIBLE YOU ARE!
If businesses didn’t throw out the food that they don’t sell, then people would not buy the food. Instead, they would wait for the food not to sell, and wait for the company to give it to them. Some people, known as dumpster divers, actually embrace this as some sort of lifestyle. If everybody did this, however, this would put the food seller out of business, and then guess what happens? NO MORE FOOD STORES! This is what happens in every society that has experimented with giving everybody everything for free, there is no argument against it. You know what airlines do when they don’t sell all of their seats? They fly with empty seats.
Why are we focusing on the Girl Scouts about this? It doesn’t make any sense to me.
Now I’m sure some of you out there are going to say, “Well, what about charity?”
Yes, I get that people should give their unsold food to charities, but what charity do you know that will accept 13,000 boxes of freaking Girl Scout cookies? Food companies do their best to give to charity. I know that there are plenty of places that quietly give to churches and food charities every day. But these places aren’t capable of holding truckload after truckload of food. They dish out food as necessary to the needy and store as much as possible. If they dish it out to everybody, than that means EVERYBODY is a needy person. What good does that do for society?
All right, it’s Sunday. I’m getting off of my soap box. See you all tomorrow.