Leaving Mass last Sunday, I saw some Knights of Columbus wearing bright orange vests which announced that they were collecting for a good cause. So I fished out some money and put it in one of the cans.
"Thank you," said one of the men, and handed me a tootsie roll.
If I hadn't been fasting chocolate I would certainly have eaten it then and there. Instead I put it in my bag, and that night found an opportunity to give it away. Some friends had come over to our apartment to chat and help eat leftovers, and Adonela sat next to me.
"Here, want a tootsie roll?" I asked, and handed it to her.
She took it and began to inspect the wrapper, and then unexpectedly she shot me a dirty look. "What?" I asked.
"Did you read this?" she demanded.
No, I hadn't read it. Hadn't even noticed that it was custom printed. But here are the pictures so that you, dear reader, can read for yourself what I had inadvertently given my friend.
Thanks, Knights of Columbus! :)