[Stiggers] Teachable Moment


Ken Stiggers

Miss Doodle Mae: "Jojo, our fearless leader, keeps his workers informed about current events. Before Jojo opens the doors of his discount dollar store to the public, he makes sure that all staff members watch at least 15 minutes of morning news headlines and updates, followed by a brief question, answer and personal concerns session. This morning, a new staff member was worried about the government's debt issue and how customers from the Ghetto Science community will be affected. Jojo did his best to address the new employee's concerns."

Jojo: "Our poor and middle-class customers should understand what their government is experiencing. This crucial situation could be a great lesson for our congressmen and senators, for they will go through what every poor and middle-class citizen experiences when the bill collector calls. Perhaps this financial dilemma could be a teachable moment about showing grace toward the financially troubled working class. For the sake of the nation, I hope our politicians and government will have enough sense to raise the debt ceiling or make some payment arrangements with the debtors.

"In the meantime, it's up to us to be positive and continue a good relationship with our loyal customers by honoring the Jojo's Discount Dollar Store slogan: 'In the ghetto, everything is everything, but, at Jojo's, everything will always be a dollar.'"

Miss Doodle Mae: "Should our government default on its debt, Jojo's Discount Dollar Store will continue to make life affordable for its disappointed, disfranchised and desperate customers."


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