Sunday, August 24, 2008

Is This A Zucchini?

I was shopping for groceries at Wal-Mart last night. I bought some regular old vegetables - amongst them two nice eggplants (brinjals). As I was checking my groceries out, the lady at the counter fumbled with the code sheet trying to find the code for the eggplants - she seemed quite confused and after about a minute looked up and asked me: "Is this a zucchini?" I was so taken aback that someone did not know what an eggplant was that I was dumbstruck for a few seconds. Regaining my composure a few seconds later, I told her that it was an eggplant, but the horror of it stayed with me for quite some time. If a lady over forty did not know what an eggplant was (and clearly she also did not know what a zucchini was), then what kind of food was she eating? And what food was she feeding her kids? It's quite horrible to think about!

2 comments:

Mystery said...

So, the moral of the story is do not shop at "Wal-Mart". Hey, lady, I am an employee of Wal-Mart and I am going to sue u for one...two...maybe, three million dollars. Hope you have that kind of money. Anyways, how are you? You should be flattered that I read the stuff you write. Take care. Mystery Male

Azalea said...

Hee Hee. How are you J? I thought you had forgotten me. You sue me if you like - I'll counter-sue you for neglect!

The moral of the story is not that I shouldn't shop at walmart, but that it is possible for people who are often in contact with common vegetables to not know what the name of the veggie is - leading me to be aware of all the various things I come into contact with so that I don't end up in a discouraging post on someone else's blog!!!