The Trouble With Tomatoes
Food used to be used as a form of currency all over the world before we started stuffing our pockets with paper and round bits of carved metal. We still pay homage to those days by using the word “salary,” with the Latin prefix “sal,” meaning “salt.” The mineral was so valuable that it was given to Roman soldiers as their paycheck.
When you’re a sticker for tradition, you’ll carry on no matter what everyone else is doing, and that’s why we have a photo of someone feeding a slimy, ripe tomato slice into a dollar bill acceptor as if it’s as good as a fiver. We wish the caption by the Shelbyville Municipal Government were real, but the page is just really entertaining satire.