Tuesday, February 20, 2007


Here is an actual conversation with a grocery store cashier. This happened yesterday:

Cashier: "What are these?" (holding up a bag of produce with no sticker code attached)
Me: "Mushrooms"
Cashier: "Thanks, I am really bad with produce."

Talk about your understatements.

I admit that I am often the cause of consternation to grocery store cashiers. Things like okra, bok choy, and daikon radishes are often known to grace my cart. But mushrooms?

My husband and I laughed about it when I got home. His response: "mushrooms are a pizza topping!"

It got me thinking about the new food guidelines released by the food and drug administration. I had no idea how large a task they have of getting us to eat at 5 servings of fruit and vegetables per day. I had thought the challenge was shifting away from fast food and other junk food. But apparently, the challenge begins with defining fruits and vegetables!

1 comment:

  1. Nice slam. You're a pastor, right? Oh, OK ...