Saturday, December 06, 2008

County Line

Here are some observations based on this week's recent shopping excursions, in person and in catalogues. Why is it that we can all buy rifles to stash under our beds but no one can buy a real dart set anymore?
Doink It? Anyone?
And have you noticed that supermarket bags have gotten shorter? I suppose it's a trick to make us into think we are getting more for our money, as in: "hey! it used to take me $40 to fill a grocery bag. Now it only takes $20. What great deals the store must be offering!"
At least it will have a positive effect on the newspaper industry. People packing the Times into bags for recycling will say to themselves, "who says newspapers are on their way out? Why just look at how much bigger all the papers are this week!"
On our way to Sophia's 7th birthday party this afternoon the traffic on Rte. 28 in Waquoit was at a standstill while three wild turkeys crossed the road. Guess no one had their rifles with them.
Or any real darts.

song: County Line • artist: Pousette-Dart Band

6 comments:

Susan said...

Joanne. First you tell me you watch CSI, now you are saying you don't use canvas shopping bags? Tell me at least you recycle the plastic, for the love of God, woman! :P

Joanne said...

It's Ken! I swear! Ken does all the shopping not me.
I have a mini van full of canvas bags. And when I forget to bring them into the store (which is most of the time) I shovel all my purchases into my big honkin' pocket book!
Ken got me hooked on CSI too. Everything is his fault!

Joanne said...

ps.
When are you going to start a blog so I can learn all your dirty little secrets?

Joanne said...

pps.
Yes, of course I cart all the plastic bags back to the store even though I'm depressingly convinced they empty those containers right into the dumpster when no one's looking.

Susan said...

Well your suspicion about them dumping the plastic bags is depressing me. Maybe they just go dump them into the nearest river and avoid the stop at the landfill altogether?

My dirty little secrets are worse than yours: my kid has character merchandise and watches too much TV. So you win! Plus you have 3 times as many kids as me. That's an automatic jump ahead by a million. :)

Joanne said...

Sorry, I didn't mean to depress you. Hopefully they don't dump them. It's just that I contacted the supermarket once to ask them where the bags went and no one seemed to know.