Tax Kreme Of The Crop

My wife and children made their first visit to my new workplace today. One of the benefits of home-schooling is that the kids can take the occasional impromptu break from their studies to come visit Daddy.

Anthony, Elli and Catie were a bit bummed when I lost my job at National Journal due to a layoff. The company has a “common room” where breakfast is served every morning and snacks are available throughout the day, with unlimited fountain sodas to wash it down — all for free.

But they weren’t sad for long once they learned that my new employer, the Media Research Center, is located in Old Town Alexandria, just a couple of miles from one of the few Krispy Kreme donut shops in the Washington area. I can’t help but wonder whether that was the driving force behind today’s trip to see Daddy.

Kimberly and the kids bought a dozen donuts before heading to the office for lunch. The tax bite: 14 cents.

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