Last night on the Daily Show, according to Grub Street, Jon Stewart spoke with Mayor Bloomberg about the “tyrannical” new law put out by the New York state Department of Taxation and Finance. According to this miserly mandate all bagels that have been sliced before purchase are subject to sales tax, working out to be an additional eight cents on every bagel.
The good news is: this whole tax business might prove once and for all that Jews aren’t actually cheap and lazy; that is, if bagel stock doesn’t suddenly plummet, or, ahem, go stale.
If I didn’t live in a walk-up, I would get the bagel whole and then bring it back to my apartment.
Does it matter if the slice is horizontal, implying preparation for a sandwich, or vertical implying sharing the plain bagel with a friend? Slice your own bagel places will be the next great retail concept. Officer the reason I was carrying that knife was …
Do you mean that actual Jews buy sliced bagels? May their tongues cleave to the roofs of their mouths! A Canary on them!