I'm beginning to think that I should be on some kind of Tax Payer Watchdog panel of some sort. Calling all New Yorkers! Here's your Tax Waste for today. Brace yourself because this one will either make you very hungry or just tick you off to no end.
Aromatic Mystery in New York City Is Solved
(And understand that this did not come from Yahoo; this is from the very esteemed New York Times)
For years New Yorkers have been smelling a mysterious syrupy smell akin to maple syrup and they have been reporting it to the city's 311 center. The city's EPA has been investicating it for 4 years and have finally found the source. It is coming from a fenugreek processing plant across the river in New Jersey.
And once again, the city funds are going to fund this investigation! They can't get the World Trade Center hammered out. The crime count has not gone down recently and I'm sure there are still homeless and hungry panhandling on the street corners and children crying in dark apartments. But let's track down the syrup smell and put that on the mayor's desk.
Look out Vermont! They're coming for your maple candy next!