Capitalism At Its Most Evil

Every now and again, I’ll come across an interesting tweet. Yesterday, I came across one that made me proud to be an American. I don’t remember who wrote the tweet, but it was about the price of one can of 7up in the extreme North West of Canada.

(Here is a link to the article: This Is How Much One Can Of 7UP Costs In The Remote North Of Canada.)

In California, I can walk into most major grocery chains and purchase four 12packs of 7up for about ten bucks. That amounts to less than a quarter per can. I don’t know about you but that seems like a great deal to me. (USA! USA! USA!)

Unfortunately, this is not the case in all corners of the globe. Apparently, a can of 7up has become a luxury item to the unlucky residents of Canada’s Extreme North West region, more commonly known as “why the hell would you live in that cold ass place!” (Talk about a place that is in desperate need of a Wal-Mart!)

According to the article, a can of 7up costs $5.25. (You didn’t read that incorrectly!) The locations of most of the towns are difficult for distributors to reach, which allows store owners to charge whatever the hell they feel. (Too bad the devil doesn’t exist, because these are his kind of people.)

     I know what you are thinking; “I don’t need any fancy soda. I can survive with water.” I agree; water will definitely get the job done, but there is a catch; the price of water is unaffordable. One reader replied to the story with the actual price of bottled H2O; a 24pack of water (about three dollars in California) costs an astronomical $104.99. (I believe the name of the store is Bob’s Inflation Station!)

       I believe a local rapper’s most popular song is called Poppin’ Bottled Water. (That’s what I call BALLIN!’)


     Anyone up for moving to Canada’s North West Territory, A?


Published by Peter Teixeira

First and foremost, I enjoy writing stories. I recently completed my first novel, and I successfully co-wrote a short film script, which won the grand prize in the words made easy competition.

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