Throwback Thursday! Extortion at the Corner of Happy and Healthy

This happened to me again today.

The Phil Factor

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06/06/15  You know the Walgreens commercials with the voice of John Corbett, the D.J.  from Northern Exposure? He’s always saying that “Walgreen’s is at the corner of happy and healthy.” I’d like them to update the commercial to say, “Walgreen’s is at the corner of happy, healthy, and blackmail.”

You often hear the line in movies,  “Blackmail is an ugly word.” Yesterday it got ugly for me right in front of a Walgreens and Josh Corbett was not there to talk me down with his soothing voice. I’m still healthy, but I was not happy. I was blackmailed at an intersection by firefighters. Yes, those courageous men and women who saves lives and homes essentially extorted money from me.

I was on my drive home at the end of a long work day and about a quarter mile ahead I saw flashing lights by the side of the…

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One response to “Throwback Thursday! Extortion at the Corner of Happy and Healthy

  1. How funny. I’ve never seen before moving to Texas firefighter holding boots for donations. I thought first someone lost their boots 😂 . When I saw the other firefighter on the other side holding another boot and I was at a red light, he smiled and I just waved😄.

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