The Aftermath Shopping
Now that the water has began to subside and rebuilding efforts have started, it’s time for the poor people of New Orleans to start with the long and hard process of re-accumulating the wealth and items that they lost during the hurricane. Luckily with the help of the Red Cross this is happening. Thos who did not get to loot, or were too late to steal anything of value, have another chance to go and get the things that will help them survive the next few months on someone else’s dime.
The Red Cross has issued debit cards, with up to $2000 on them, to help the people, that lost everything that the taxpayers provided for them, regain their precious items of stature. Stores as far away as Atlanta have bee seeing these cards used to buy the things that will really help them make it through these troubling times. Customer service clerks at Lenox Square Mall, in the affluent part of Atlanta, have seen these cards help put people’s life on the right track. Louis Vuitton hand bags seem to be the most popular item to purchase with the Red Cross debit cards. At $800 a pop, buyer’s remorse might be a problem in the future, but right now those bags are helping people get past the catastrophe of the hurricane.
Do not be worried though, none of the money on these cards will be used to buy things that won’t help the underprivileged get back on their feet. The cards have a limit of what you can buy. The survivors will not be able to purchase alcohol, tobacco products, or fire arms with them. They will have to come out of their own pocket for these items, or rely on the stockpile that was accumulated during the looting. God bless a country were people who haven’t worked a day in the last year can go and buy an $800 purse.
The real story here.
Some more about the story here.
Some breakfast at Basil's
(In the interest of being as non-racist as possible, I have removed any inadvertant refference to race, all burning crosses, and swastikas. I also hid the racial make up of looters. The yellow is not a reference to Asians.)