A Half-Baked Idea

I love reading the local paper every morning, don’t you? I mean, where else can you find out the real scoop on what’s happening in your own neck of the woods? Take this recent breaking front page news from my hometown paper. Turns out the self-appointed nutrition police in the county just north of mine has come out with the brilliant idea of passing an ordinance prohibiting its senior citizen centers from serving donated doughnuts to this community's grandmas and grandpas.

You’ve gotta love tax dollars at work that result in front page photos of outraged seniors sporting signs like “We’re Old Enough to Choose” and “Give us Our Just Desserts.” Apparently Putnam County, NY's Office for the Aging made the decision without any input from its elders. “As a rule, I don’t eat doughnuts, but it’s a matter of principle,” explains one protestor. “We want our baked goods back and we want to be treated like humans.”

What’s next…a cuppa joe? Now, that would really show those seniors who's boss.

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