First published in October 1999
Well, what's the cheapest dish we could make?"
"We could do boxed macaroni and cheese, and then we could really get by without any meat."
"Oh, that's good. I like that idea."
"Well, they aren't paying for it anyway."
Squeals and giggles.
Overhearing this conversation among some society women, and many others like it, is the primary reason I am very particular about my choice of volunteer work. Far too often, I have seen this attitude in action in countless arenas of "righteousness."