For some of you semi-veterans who've frequented the General Talk forum in the past and have been PMing in wonder about the next series of TPQ (Thought Provoking Questions) -- wait no longer.
For those new to this little game, I'll post a question that has me a little bamboozled and leaves me wondering why society has chosen some of the norms it has. For instance, I remember a pretty long thread on my "why do girl babies wear pink/blue for boys" question.
Without further ado...
While at a parade today for Memorial Day, I was watching to see how many little kids would get side-swiped by firetrucks while they scrambled out in the street for candy. When this became boring, I noticed a small American flag displayed near my lawnchair and noticed a "Made In China" sticker on it. I found this perplexing and figured it was some prank. So I made my new focus the rest of the night to check out as many little American Flags as I could. They all were made in China. I ran to Wal-Mart to see that almost all of the ones there were also made in China.
I stopped at a Chinese Buffet with the family and talked about this disturbing finding with my wife and kids. When the waitress brought out the bill and our fortune cookies, I noticed the wrappers and thought the Apocalapse was upon us. The fortune cookies were made in New York, USA. I asked around, and supposedly almost all fortune cookies that wind up in our local chinese restaurants are American mad.
So, my question is why the HE** can't we trade the Chinese and get our little American flags back. I can't imagine that we're helping put food on the table for some Chinese family every time I feel like being patriotic and purchasing a mini-flag. While I know the fortune cookie didn't originate in China, don't you think the Chinese would rather have their cookies back? Couldn't we simply trade companies?
Anyway, what are your thoughts??