I’ve been trying to cut back on sweets lately, but when a good deed is involved, what’s a girl to do?
I was walking through the subway station today and saw a perky pre-teen with springy curls and braces holding a handful of chocolate bars.
Feeling my willpower crumbling (for chocolate, not good deeds), I approached her and asked if she was selling them for school.
She very politely and articulately explained that she was selling them to raise money for a charity called Teens Vision. She told me a little bit about what they do — the money they raise helps supports the Daily Bread Food Bank, the Salvation Army and Jessi’s Centre for Teenagers.
I asked a few questions and then went for the two-for-$5 special.
Of course, now I had two bars of evil deliciousness in my hands.
But you’ll be proud of me folks, I didn’t crack open them until I got back to the office and I cut one into pieces for my colleagues to share. I’ll do the same with the other bar tomorrow.
Okay, okay, I did have one piece … hey, no one’s that good ….
P.S. Here’s Montreal’s Arcade Fire. Enjoy!