At the Supermarket for Terrorists

By Alan B. Combs

It is not one of those things we usually like to think about, but even terrorists must get their supplies from somewhere. Though they are very clandestine and exceedingly surreptitious, there are stores catering to this clientele with its peculiar needs. The merchandise choices are many and the waitfolks try to be as helpful as possible.

Recently, one of these markets instituted a lay-away program as an additional service. One could choose the high energy product of one’s choice and put it away in special vaults for stable and safe storage. At the same time, a special sale on the malleable C-4 explosive was added.

All this led the smiling face at the checkout line to ask the standard question of each patron, “Will that be cache, or plastique?”

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