Find the Cost of Freedom
Just got off the phone with cousin Ginger in Royal Oak, Michigan. (She's not been featured here in a while.)
She was at the mall and saw a lot of people wearing "Free Palestine" t-shirts, and she got really excited and rushed to the cosmetics counter at Parisian. They gave her a blank stare when she mentioned Palestine, but they were able to give her a couple of new Sumatran avocado-pomegranate eye creme samples. She ended up buying a .08 ounce vial of Fadeaway Amazonian Botanic Essence Night Magic for $415.
They said they'd heard of Palestine but suggested that she check the cologne counter at Macy's. The clerk was a little confused at first but convinced her that the Estee Lauder gift pack with a free Ralph Lauren Father's Day sampler (a $75 value) was a better deal. She ended up spending over $579 there but appreciated that the t-shirts got her thinking about some essential products that she sometimes overlooks. She also got a great new Malian shea nut butter lip balm and organic multi-bonded nail reinforcers.
Ginger said that you don't always get what you want, but sometimes you're steered in a better direction. It reminded her of the song she used to sing when she was with Up With People "Freedom Isn't Free".