Thursday, April 13, 2006

And Would You Like Fries with That?

Let me preface this by saying that I am the least Green, ecologically minded person out there, so when I do a double take you know we've hit a new cultural nadir.

Today when I was running out to lunch, WiseGuy asked me to pick up a banana for him because this is apparently one of the four foods you can eat during Passover (the other three being horse raddish, cold fish, and the worst Saltine I've ever tasted.) On my way back from lunch, I stopped at a deli and grabbed a banana. "Thirty-five cents," said the woman behind the counter.

I fumbled for my change and when I looked up she had placed the banana in a plastic bag with a couple of paper napkins. Dumstruck, I handed over my coins. "Actually, I'm just going to take the banana," I said, snatching it out of the bag.

If I ever encountered an asswipe walking down the street carrying a banana in a plastic bag I would punch him in the face. Give me a break, people.

5 comments:

timmy said...

is "dumstruck" meant to be ironic, or did you actually misspell dumbstruck?

Cupcake said...

uh, yeah, irony. that.

Janet said...

Napkins? HELLO... Our relation to monkeys make that totally unnecessary.*

And, um, horse radishes, cold fish, stale saltines and bananas make for a meager diet. That is some serious religious dedication right there.

*Even if we aren't related to monkeys (no offense meant... I was being sarcastic) there is no purpose for a napkin when eating a banana.

Cupcake said...

It's true, the only thing missing would have been if she shrink-wrapped the banana in plastic, gave me a user's manual and asked me if I wanted Fries with that.

timmy said...

Did they supersize the banana for you too?