Monday, July 14, 2008

Another shortage at the grocery: Media's to blame

I was maneuvered into accompanying Long Suffering Spouse to the grocery store yesterday morning after Mass. I will spare you the usual stranger-in-a-strange-land description of the journey. Suffice it to say that I don't like grocery stores and they don't like me. I wonder how much money is spent each year researching how to put every single item that I might need to buy on a bottom shelf where I am never likely to find it.

But yesterday's shopping expedition departs from the ordinary because of what we did not, and could not, buy.

There was no watermelon.

The kids like watermelon. Youngest Son in particular consumes prodigious quantities of the stuff in between baseball games and football practices.

Long Suffering Spouse was quite agitated after she inspected the giant (and empty) cardboard bin in which watermelons had been offered, on sale, earlier in the week. "It's because of the sale," she guessed.

"No," I told her, "it's because of the news."

"The news?"

Yes, I told her, it was recently disclosed that watermelon contains a substance that has the same effect as Viagra. I saw the story on line; I'd also heard about it on the radio.

Long Suffering Spouse didn't believe me. You can follow the links.


Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

sarge bought one. (pssst. it didn't work but don't tell him! ha ha ha)

smiles, bee

74WIXYgrad said...

The title reminds me when Johnny Carson almost single handedly caused a toilet paper shortage back in the mid seventies.

Now in the meantime, I've got to stop and get a watermelon on my way home. Got some experimenting to do.

Jean-Luc Picard said...

I know what you mean. Everytime the media say there might be a petrol shortage, there are queues everywhere.

SQT said...

My husband told me about this story. (I can only imagine why...) But I had seen it on the news. I guess everyone is looking for cheap Viagra.

Angela said...

Ha. So combined with the sale, the watermelon sold FAST! And many men were happy, I'm guessing.

Shel said...

County Market in Dixon still has plenty...LOL!