Wednesday, February 08, 2012


Tonight at work I had a lady (I use the term loosely, here) get incredibly irate with me at the cost of her Nectarines. She couldn't believe that fruit would cost so much. (Just so you know, they were $4.99/lb - normal for this time of year.)

I had to remind her that the product was out of season, came from Australia, we're in Canada, and was in limited supply, hence the price. It's the same reason your Raspberries, Blueberries, and such cost more in the dead of Winter.

She just couldn't get her head around the idea. "I'm sure I could go to the Okanagan (B.C.'s fruit & veggie country - kinda like Napa, California)  and get them cheap!" she exclaimed to me - and in my incredibily polite manner I told her that the Okanagan was 500 kilometers away and it was colder there right now than it is here.

She still didn't get it.

I think that people have forgotten what "In Season" means - and that when the revolution comes, or the Aliens, or if the Mayans were right, then this lady's biggest problem sure isn't going to be her fucking Nectarines in Febuary.

/end Rant



  1. I just realized that for a rant, it's kind of a letdown - I'm too polite, and I only use the word "Fuck" once.

    Too Canadian by far.

    Spread these around while you're reading to spice it up a bit:

    Fuck, Fuck, Shit, Bitch, Ignorant, Fucker, Fucked, Moose-Knuckle, Shitty, Bastard, C U Next Tuesday, Snaggle-toothed Whore, Fuck-Fuckity-Fuck-Fuck.

    There - that's more like it.


  2. It's like I don't even know you anymore.

    Snaggle-Toothed Whore would have tied the whole piece together.

  3. I know, right?

    I think I was still in "Customer Service" mode - you know, being all polite and shit - when I wrote it.

    It's the only explanation.