Saturday, February 25, 2012

A grocery story

Yesterday afternoon, I ran in to the grocery to get some salmon (yum!) and a few other things for dinner. There was a special on shrimp, which was set up in a display in the middle of the aisle. Here's the sign that was next to the display:


My New Year's party? Either they reuse their signs, or else I've been missing out on the second-New-Year's-party-at-the-end-of-February holiday that everyone else has been enjoying.

Taped to the top of the shrimp was this sign:


In case you can't read that, it says, "Please put shrimp inside a bag before you weigh it."(There was a scale next to the display.) This idea seems like common sense, and the sign seems totally unnecessary to me.... unless someone had actually tried this before. Seriously... had someone just dumped a bunch of shrimp on the scale without putting it in a bag first? Had they carried it up to the cash register that way, too--two big handfuls of shrimp--and dropped it on the checkout belt?

Sometimes I worry about our world today.

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