Photo by Dianne Bui
This evening at school we had Springfest, which is a festival for school clubs to make money by selling food. My club California Scholarship Federation sold hot dogs and we were not very successful because of our competitors. As I observed what the other clubs were selling, I noticed that the price of the foods were very overpriced. Towards the end of the event where there was about 30 minutes left, all the clubs were desperate to get rid of all their food so they dropped the prices extremely low and even gave out food for free. This reminded me of the Great Depression and the book Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck because it symbolized the stock market crash and overproduction and underconsumption. The school clubs were so desperate to make a little more money in the last couple minutes that they tried to sell our their remaining food by dropping the prices extremely low.