For the uninitiated, the milk wars are the big supermarkets reducing the price of the staple grocery products, and not supporting the producers. First milk, then bread, then olive oil, now beer. And these annoying ads. Count yourself lucky I didn’t post the ad with the singing.
I felt guilty for not going to my local grocer. But today I needed garbage bags and cotton buds, which my grocer does not stock. I wondered if the milk wars have been ethical panic created by the media. And I then remembered I was once employed by the Coles group, and so I needed to support the hand that once provided for the good times I had at uni: Bands in Melbourne. Lots of clothes from, God forbid, Westco. And a few Vodka Cruisers.
I seriously thought about my actions in Coles too much, fearing my conscience would be punished by my ultimate fear – a farmer squirting milk on me. I hate the thought of milk touching me.
I divided my purchases into Coles and non Coles brands.
Lots of non Coles brands. Hurrah!
Only three Coles branded items. Good work. But three plastic bags. I’m going to milk squirting hell.
Overall my ethical and financial consciences were clear. Mostly because I didn’t attend the arms and militaria fair.
This song came into my head. Irony. Cows with guns.
Now that I’ve rationalised my participation in the milk wars, I am wondering why I am being brainwashed further by tabloid media (ahem – Sunday night shit on Australian TV). If I saved my first kiss for my wedding day, it’d never happen. Nor will marrying a $100 million man. God why am I watching this tabloid shit?
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