Excess Beyond Words
As regular readers of this blog know, I volunteer at a food bank on Friday mornings and have for more than seven years.
Thanks to the tireless work of the food bank manager, several times a week we pick up day-old items from local grocery stores belonging to national food chains lest that food end up in a landfill.
Today was such a day. A volunteer picked up about 300 pounds of food from a national chain’s local store: Loaves of bread, individual pastries that our clients would consider a splurge, half-opened packs of AA batteries; slightly dented cans of veggies and soups. Thank. You!
And then there was this. It was called a “candy cake.” M&M-type candies on the top, licorice-like strips around the side and a candy ribbon wrapping it all up. Oh, and there was frosting under those M&M-type candies and the cake was chocolate.
There were two of these monstrosities.
The other one had the same M&M-like topping but it had KitKat-like stripes around the side and “fun size” individual candy bars stuck into the top, amidst the M&M-like things.
In all my years volunteering at the food bank, I’d never seen anything as indescribably excessive at this “candy cake” and neither had some of my fellow volunteers who’ve been there for years as well.
I don’t know, maybe it’s just me, but I can’t help but think this is indicative of the over-the-top, irresponsible excess that’s roiling the country right now.
(H/t to Alice for the pic.)
Oh, and no, this is not an April Fools’ joke.
Entry filed under: Musings.