Friday, October 14, 2005

Fancy that

At the local fancy market, the place you go when you really feel like spending money, my mom and I were buying some tuna for tonight's dinner.

MOM: Is it really fresh?

FISH GUY: Oh yeah, just came in this morning. Our tuna is always really fresh. When it's been sitting around too long and it's looking pale and dry, that's when we cut it up and sell it as sushi. That stuff flies off the shelves.

MOM (to me, in Hebrew): What a moron!

Two lessons. One, eat supermarket sushi at your own risk. Two, when you hear people speaking a foreign language, it's always fair to wonder whether they're saying nasty things about you.

One more thing. This same market now gives prominent floor space to a Chilean brand of cabernet, merlot, chardonnay, sauvignon blanc, etc., under a big sign reading, "A fine wine for $2.99" Coincidence that Trader Joe's is moving into the market soon?


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Little Sister here. Ah, the old whispering in Hebrew trick. Mom's always loved that one. Especially when trying to figure out how much money to pay cab drivers. Sometimes, when shopping at the kosher butcher, she forgets that the other customers and cashiers can understand her. It's pretty funny.

7:21 PM  

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