We were in Food Loin yesterday and in the produce section (the one that is in shrink mode) this sign was promenently displayed:
They're shellacking my veggies????? I thought shellac was for wood….. To maintain freshness???? For how long????I mean this is crazy. Who wants a tomato that is 10 years old???? Now a turnip i can see but an Avocado with a beard is not appealing to most folks. Although i'm not sure about California!!!!
I'm starting to have flashbacks to the movie "Soylent Green"….. remember there is NO BLUE FOOD…..
BUT on the other hand this could be part of some big Eco Stimuless program. Could create a whole layer of employment from tomato polishers to apple buffers. Of course you would have to create an educational facility to teach fruit polishing. And there would have to be some sort of lower, middle, and upper management structure to over see the polishing. AND lets not forget the Quality Control section (hey buddy, you missed a spot). Now we all know that an organization that big will definitely need Government Overseeing. Possibly an arm of the Ag Dept. to make sure that the veggies are genetically manipulated correctly, and someone in Minerals to insure the quality of the oil that is used (don't want any Iranian stuff), and a division in Fish & Wildlife to insure that the beeswax comes from American bees (none of them Chineeze ones) that were properly genetically modified. Of course this whole conglomerate will have to be scrutinized by the SEC for insider trading and anti monopolization.
OK OK OK , now let me count up all those jobs…… looks like about 125,239 to me. WOW!!!!! Now i really feel bad about complaining. All those folks would be out of work just because i want a fresh veggie. Down Right un-American to me….Sorry i brought it up.
Grenville (heading out to his secret fresh veggie garden and orchard)