The Maryland Rip Off

Today I ran out to the West Hyattsville Metro stop to burn off a little Thanksgiving Turkey and in search of a drink I found Maryland News Stand.

The name is all wrong as there was not much news for sale. A better name would be Maryland Liquor and Lottery.

That is until I bought my drink and dropped my change into the ‘give a penny – take a penny’ plate next to the register.

When the slovenly cashier put the 12 pennies in the register as I left, I thought of a new name: Maryland Rip Off.

The penny plate is for those like I who dislike change or need a cent or two, not a bonus to the store after every sale.

This post appeared in its original form at DC Metblogs

Married, mortgaged, and soon to be a father, Wayan Vota is in the fast lane to mid-life respectability – until the day his brood finds his intimate journal of global traveling and curses him with the ever-eternal reply “I’m gonna be just like you, Dad!”

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