- A fried chicken leg, gnawed down to the bone, inappropriately abandoned atop a can of Bush's baked beans. Yes. Seriously. I can't make this shit up. (Or, I could, but I assure you I did not. Barbarians, I tell you. Ghetto Rainbow is full of barbarians.)
- Blue frosted Pop-Tarts decked with tiny white stars and filled with red and white striped frosting. On first glance, I thought the Republican Party had gone entirely over the edge with its aim to instill blind patriotism into our nation's youth and was now trying to brainwash them through breakfast foods. Then I looked closer and realized it was an American Idol tie-in. Frankly, I'm not sure now which is more disturbing. Incidentally, that post I linked to was the only evidence of these freakish Not-Tarts I could find online, and considering it was apparently posted over a year ago about what is supposedly a limited edition product, I do have to wonder just how long those flag-tarts have been on the shelf. Ew.
- Ginseng-up soda ("a Caribbean favorite!"). I have no idea what carbonated, liquid ginseng might taste like, but I do wonder if 7-up has any qualms about the name.
- A wide selection of candles in glass jars featuring images of Jesus, the Virgin Mary, and various saints. In case you're wondering, this wasn't in any sort of Christmas display. It was in the ethnic foods aisle. Specifically, on the shelf above the taco seasoning. I mean, of course, right?? Where else would you sell such a thing?
- A young, bald cashier who could have maybe passed for a shorter, less attractive, stubbier-armed Michael Rosenbaum. (Or at least, he could have passed for him if that celebrity look-alike thingy were in charge. And we all know how accurate that is, don't we now.)
Friday, November 03, 2006
Five things I did not expect to see at the grocery store last night
Item #1 actually made me say "What the hell?" out loud right there in the canned vegetables aisle. From there, I realized this week's list was in the works.