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My interests include veganism and vegetarianism, health, ethics, politics and culture, media, and the environment. I have three kids; I teach college part-time, study piano and attempt to garden. I knit. I blog on just about anything, but many posts are related to my somewhat pathetic quest to eat better, be more mindful of the environment, and be a more responsible news consumer. Sometimes I write about parenting, but, like so many Mommy bloggers, my kids have recently told me not to. :) Thanks for reading.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Late Night Grocery Shopping

It's been a few days since I've "blogged." I could write about Father's Day, but nah -- you can go read Parade magazine if you need such a fix.

Last night, I ran to the grocery store for some essential items, some of which were of the feminine variety, and others of which fall into the category of family necessities (i.e., toilet paper), and one of which is seasonal (ant traps). While standing in line, perusing gossip mags ("Is Jen Really With Brad?" "Did Kate Really Spank Her Kid?"), I saw the York Peppermint Patties. I checked the calorie count -- 140. Not so bad for a dessert. What the hell! I threw one on the counter with my stuff.

When my turn to pay came, the checkout lady looked at me and winked. "Do you need this now, or should I put it in the bag?" At first I didn't know what she was referring to. The toilet paper? Uh, no. The ant traps? Ditto. OH! She saw my supplies and the chocolate and figured she had a woman on the rag in front of her, salivating like a rabid dog for chocolate. No way was I going to cop to that. "Uh, no, just put it in the bag."

I ate it before I left the parking lot.

1 comment:

  1. It's a good thing that you can't eat frozen pizza in the parking lot or I could have copped to that many a time. :-)


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