This story has nothing to do with the bayou or the wetlands, but I just have to use this venue to vent and get some feedback from the Faithful Few.
Day before yesterday, I went to town to the grocery store, and as I walked through the produce department looking for cabbage, there were two HUGE bins full of gigantic heads of cabbage.
And there they were–those women the produce managers hate–the ones who stand there and strip off all the dark green leaves before putting the head in their basket.
Don’t they know that’s where all the vitamins are? And hey, just how much money do they save when they pull off six leaves weighing about 3 ounces, and the cabbage is a whopping 25 cents a pound? I mean, can you do that math for me please?
Would someone PLEASE tell me why they do this????
Well, I just whizzed by, reached in on the fly, grabbed the BIGGEST head I saw and kept on going. It was a drive-by-cabbage-grab and they turned their heads so fast when I passed you could hear their necks crack!
I could hear them asking themselves, “Doesn’t she care that she’s going to be charged for all those dark green leaves? Doesn’t she care that the price is by the pound? How wasteful of her. She must be rich, buying cabbage like that right out of the bin without even examining it.”
To tell you the truth, it made me feel downright GOOD!! So good, that next year I might whizz by TWICE and buy TWO HEADS of cabbage, unstripped of their dignity and vitamins!
And Vance, my Vegeterian Friend, can tell us a thing or two about veggie vitamins, no doubt!
And to all my dear friends who are Produce Department Strippers: I’m sure you have a very good reason for participating in this ritual, and I’m also sure you know this post is all in good fun! I love you even if you do strip!!