It’s just a jar of jam!…

But first…
Dulltown, Europe: Today’s colours are: mellow lemon yellow, mellow lemon yellow, pink, mellow lemon yellow and mellow lemon yellow.
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‘Well, I’m a bit surprised… and shocked…’
‘Oh?…’
‘I just can’t understand why you do it…’
‘Oh?…’
‘I mean… you are not short of money, are you?’
‘Hm, not really…’
‘Is it the thrill… of feeling the danger… that you might be caught at the checkout?’
‘Maybe, but…’
‘But what?’
‘Well, it’s because I hate capitalism… the big companies… the supermarkets… they manipulate us, and rip us off all the time…’
‘So that’s why you do it then?’
‘Yes, they don’t care about us! They are just greedy, fat, bloated, self-centred bastards… so it just my way of getting back at them…’
‘Right, so you don’t feel bad… or guilty about it?’
‘Of course not! That’s ridiculous!…’
‘Hm, I suppose it’s easier than going into politics and striving to make the world a better and fairer place through the democratic process…’
‘Are you making fun of me?’
‘Only a little bit…’
‘Mm…’
‘So pinching things from supermarkets is really a political statement?’
‘Yes, that’s right… but I only take small things though…’
‘So, you are not a thief then?’
‘God god! Certainly not!… How dare you say that?…’

About Dave Whatt

Grumpy old surrealist artist, musician, postcard maker, bluesman, theatre set designer, and debonair man-about-town. My favourite tools are the plectrum and the pencil...
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