Thursday, July 16, 2009


i was shopping at trader joe's the other day and i was shucking some corn at the box that they provide for you, looking around at all the people buying their treats.
my eyes found a woman standing at the strawberries.
she had been standing at the strawberries for a long time.
i watched her method of madness as she went on a search and destroy mission through every single container of strawberries.
she opened each box
she rifled through each strawberry in each box.
picking them up,
smelling them.
then placing them back in the box.
a couple of strawberries dropped out and rolled across the floor.
she picked them up and placed them back into the container.
she finally settled on one box and left.
so i found a clerk and let her know that every one of their strawberries had been handled and sniffed.
she looked at me with a defeated look and said, "yes, it happens a lot...there's not a whole lot we can do about it. they get so mad when you say something to them about it." she went over to the strawberries and began to sort through them..clearing them out.

kinda makes me look a little differently at my produce these days.


Char said...

I couldn't even imagine doing that...but man, now I really have to wash the fruit and veg.

Linda Sue said...

Anal fussy shoppers- at least she didn't taste them all and put them back...That portrait- I bought that very same wind up monkey for my neice when she was about four not realizing how terrified she would be...I love creepy toys but don't think everyone does...sad...

haha my verification word is "poosp"

3yearshousewife said...

Yep, better wash them clean.

Cait said...

I might smell a canteloupe of feel an avacodo from time to time..but not go through strawberries like that. I wonder how she feels about her eggs?

Heidi said...

That would have driven me crazy! Was it necessary for her to smell every one of them?? Bizarre.

myinspired♥{sandra} said...

ahhhh....yes. people do it. all the time. my hubby actually works at his family's farmer's market and he has sooo many disturbing stories to tell about this kind of thing. it's really amazing what some people do to food....they can certainly destroy tons of it! ;)

kinda gives a new meaning to 'wash your produce' huh!

LMN said...

Ahhh sick.

That's yucky.

I will be planting strawberries for next year's harvest.