Paper or Plastic?Submitted by marhlfld on Sat, 02/04/2012 - 17:16
I know everyone is focused on the Nevada caucases today, but I have some thought I needed to share.
A couple months ago I was in a local store buying some odd and ends, got in line to purchase them and was behind an older gentleman. The cashier started to bag his items and asked, "Paper or plastic?" He said "Paper, thanks".
She totaled them up as she bagged them, turned to him and said, "That will be $19.85."
He pulled out his wallet, opened it up and said to her, "Paper or plastic?"
It took her a second to realize what he was asking, and laughed, "Paper please." like paper is the real stuff. I had to giggle too. All three of us laughed about it. That was really cute. I've used that line a couple times since then when in line to purchase things.
Then this morning, reading all the topics and posts, it dawned on me about how important paper can be and started thinking about comparisons of paper vs. plastic.
Paper - Constitution, rule of law, Ron Paul
Plastic - Credit, color of law, Obama, Romney, Gingrich, Santorum, etc.
Paper - represents (or use to), gold and silver.
Plastic - represents zeros and ones in a computer, printing of money out of thin air.
I thought maybe the rest of you would like to offer your comparisions of paper vs. plastic.