Rate Post Log Out | Topics | Search
Moderators | Edit Profile

Rate this post by selecting a number. 1 is the worst and 5 is the best.

    (Worst)    1    2    3    4    5     (Best)

Author Message
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

Unregistered guest

Rating: N/A
Votes: 0

Posted on Friday, August 19, 2005 - 10:43 am:   

Why do I think this is so funny: the lady who lives a couple of blocks down the street from me got busted by the cops because her neighbors complained about all of the traffic coming and going out of her house. What was her offense? Seems like she was selling loose cigarettes from her home; 3 for a dollar during the day, and 2 for a dollar during the night. Anyway, she was doing a booming business considering how expensive a pack of cigarettes is nowadays. Talk about being enterprising and taking advantage of the supply and demand principle! When I mentioned this to others, I was told that there are people all over town selling loose cigarettes. My point? Cigarettes have become forbidden fruit, and the more unavailable they become, the more people will find a way to feed their habit. The ironic thing is that since cigarettes are so expensive, people now tend to limit the number they smoke to less than a pack a day, and since a 2-pack-a-day habit is what all the dire statistic are predicated on, the health hazard of smoking has been considerably reduced.

Topics | Last Day | Last Week | Tree View | Search | Help/Instructions | Program Credits Administration
Our Mission
To promote the diverse spectrum of literature written for, or about, people of African descent by helping readers find the books and authors they will enjoy.  We accomplish our goals through AALBC.com, our related platforms, and strategic partnerships.
Main Sections
Profiled Authors
Book Lists
Book Reviews
Writers’ Resources
Movie Reviews
Celebrity Interviews
Discussion Forums
Current eNewsletter
Fun Stuff
Founder’s Blog
About Us
Started in 1997, AALBC.com (African American Literature Book Club) is the largest, most frequently visited web site of its kind. Learn more.

About Our Webmaster & Founder
Affiliated Websites
Huria Search
Edit 1st
Domains for Authors
Power List Bestsellers
AALBC.com's Book Club Archive
Customer Service
About AALBC.com
Marketing Kit
Contact Us
Advertising Rates
Advertiser Login
Privacy Policy