Don’t stop Emma; Dunkin Scam at Logan Airport – Lowell Sun
don’t stop emma
It is impressive to see how much Emma Hossine has learned about the causes and consequences of climate change. I just hope 10th graders across the Commonwealth and the world pay as much attention as she does. I also salute her for noticing how we can all take personal responsibility for reducing our energy use in countless small ways, and yes Emma, those are helpful steps.
But to Emma and all well-meaning advocates like her, I have to say that personal responsibility for our consumption is not enough. The magnitude of the change we need is so much greater than the trillions of dollars that it will require massive transfers of wealth from rich nations like ours to poorer ones, and from fossil fuel companies to renewables. Currently, one political party – the Democrats – is proposing properly sized energy conversion measures while the other party – the Republicans – opposes any move in that direction.
We are fighting for our lives, Emma. It’s political. Powerful people want to preserve their own interests at the expense of the rest of us. It won’t be easy to win this fight. But you are taking exactly the right first steps.
Do not stop.
Dunkin’s Logan Airport Scam
I bought a coffee, chocolate milk and two sausage eggs and cheese on croissant sandwiches. The total came to $17.04. I offered a $50 ticket. I was told from the start that the store didn’t keep coins in their cash registers, so they didn’t give change. My change came to $32.96. They gave me back $32.00. They kept the extra $0.96.
When I questioned them, they recited their policy and politely apologized. Now, mind you, I travel Logan often enough to know that everything costs more upfront. If my currency had been below $0.50, I wouldn’t have thought about it. But given that I was owed close to a dollar, I find it incredible that Dunkin’ couldn’t offer to round change to $1. I suspect if my change was $0.99 they would have kept it.
This practice needs to be addressed by our Attorney General.