Saturday, September 29, 2007

Bothersome

Don't you hate the pricecode stickers "they" put on pieces of fruit. Trying to peel them off and you inevitable gouge out a piece of the fruit. Sometimes I find two stickers on one fruit. What's that about? I heard "they" may laser the pricecode on the fruit. Then I will have to wonder if there will be any medical consequences to eating a nectarine that's been zapped by a laser.

Which makes me think of:
Bond: I think you made your point. Thank you for the demonstration.
Goldfinger: Choose your next witticism carefully Mr. Bond, it may be your last.
Bond: Do you expect me to talk, Goldfinger?
Goldfinger: No Mr. Bond, I expect you to die!

5 comments:

Valerie said...

All the more reason to buy local and organic at your farmers' markets, if you can. The prices and quality of the food are much better and you're supporting your local economy.
Again, the key is if you can.

http://www.ams.usda.gov/farmersmarkets/map.htm

I Was Just Thinking.... said...

No farmer's markets around here!

Christina Dawn said...

I guess there's always the mail order route, though that is terribly expensive for some fruit. A couple of years ago I discovered frozen fruit and then read that it can be fresher than what you get from the supermarket produce department, because it's picked when it's fresh (not before like so many things) and then immediately frozen/processed. I found this to be so true of peaches and berries. Of course if I need them for the look of the fruit I can just get a small container of the fresh ones. but best of all, no stickers :)

Oma said...

What's really bad is finding those little stickers in pieces in your fruit salad!

Paul Merrill said...

I agree - just about any sticker on a product is annoying, since removal can be nearly impossible.

As to lasers - well, many eyes and knees these days are repaired by lasers and seem to be doing alright...