"modom" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]... > That's what the checker at the "super"market told me > yesterday as she tried in vain to look up my veggies in > her sku list. I'd presented her with: > > 3 limes ("Are all of these limes? " Yup. "I'm waiting for > somebody to show me a kiwi, and I just thought..." Kiwis > are furry. "Oh.") > > 1 poblano chile. (Her tragic look caused me to volunteer > its name before the question was formed, but she still > couldn't find it on her list. The sacker rescued her.) > > 1 avocado (got it!) > > 1 six pack of beer (got it again!) > > 1 sirloin steak (bar code to the rescue!) > > 1 bunch cilantro ("Parsley?" Nope.) > > 1 jicama (ruh-roh... It's a jicama, with a J, I pipe > cheerfully and proactively. She searched and searched. > "It's not on the list. It should be here between the H's > and the K's, but it's not." I guess there weren't any I's. > The friendly sacker strikes out, too, so off he trots to > the produce section to discover the price. 99 cents, says > I, too late.) > > I try to tell her about jicamas, but her eyes grow sheets > of Plexiglass and her posture displays the same lack of > attention I've seen in a dachshund with a full belly. > Well, I offer brightly, I really put you through a produce > test, but this stuff is good. Poblanos are used for chile > rellenos. Did you ever have a chile relleno? Her reply is > the headline. She lives in Texas. > > Why do people who don't like food work in food stores? pile of shit.