I was at a big box store watching the guy in front of me check out. For some reason the scene struck me as kind of sweet. He had long dreadlocks and was buying marigolds along with a cd of love songs. The checkout guy put the cd in a bag and asked the gentleman if he wanted insurance on the cd.
It seems that insurance is now sold on cd's for $1.00 in case the cd doesn't work.
I was appalled. This is a place where people go to watch their pennies not have it slyly taken away from them.
I turned away, not knowing if the insurance was bought or not. The mood was broken.