Hi all, I haven't started a thread for awhile, I've been enjoying just reading and replying. BUT, today something happened to me that I knew I was
going to share on here, I knew it while it was happening!!
I went to the grocery store today (technically yesterday) with my husband, which never happens and was strange enough to begin with. I usually do all
the grocery shopping on the weekends while he watches sports
! So, we walk into the store and went through produce towards the back where the
seafood dept. is. I love shrimp but I have stopped eatting it since the spill, there are simply too many reasons to list for why I made that choice.
Anyway, my husband and I were thinking maybe some clams and I could make chowder since it's getting cold. This is where the whole "event" began:
We were both at the seafood counter, but at opposite ends, he went straight towards the crab leg clusters
! So I'm at the clams and see a great
deal on local little neck clams, I tell my husband, whose about 20ft. away and I start walking towards him so that I wouldn't be shouting (we're not
as young as we used to be haha). I was browsing as I walked and BOOM
, I stopped dead in my tracks when what do my wandering eyes see? GULF
shrimp for $9.99/lb
!! Seriously, who the *four-letter-word* would buy shrimp, or any other seafood, from the freaking GULF!!!??? Then why
price it almost $5 more than the shrimp from Thiland? Better yet, what grocery store big wig approved the purchase of this shrimp in the first
Now up to this point, these are only thoughts in my head and I hadn't said anything about it out loud...yet! My husband and I are about 12ft. apart at
this point and my thoughts reached a point where they just had to be said out loud. I said; "Oh my God, baby they are selling shrimp from the Gulf,
WTF (actually said all three words out loud, opps)? Seriously, what person is going to come in here and even think about buying this shrimp? And
whoever does, holy &$%#, more power to 'em!" and he gave me this look like; 'shut up, dear Lord just shut up', lmao!! Its then that I notice a fidgety
older woman behind the counter, almost pacing only in like two steps either direction. Then I said to my husband; "Really though, and look, the shrimp
from Thiland is only$5.29/lb. Would you eat shrimp from the Gulf?" Again the look, but this time it had some, I don't know what you would call it,
That is when I realized I was going to post this here as soon as I had the chance! This is when the lady behind the counter approached me and asked in
a tone that I first interpreted as shy; "Can I get you something?" Later I realized she was nervous! I told her no thank you and that I was still
thinking about it. I lingered there in front of the shrimp for another minute or so and then went to catch up to my husband who was now at the
beggining of the meat dept. Just as I passed the employee doorway into/out of the seafood dept; the lady walked out, tinkered with a display stand for
a minute and then walked towards the front of the store
! I let it out of my mind almost immediately and started looking for meat deals. We
didn't find any and decided to just get something quick for dinner and try another store tomorrow that is a little further away.
Everything was going as normally as you would expect for such a rare thing as this joint shopping trip. Then it got weird, out of no where comes this
scruffy looking guy with a shopping cart and he seemed like he was in a hurry. I moved out of his way to let him pass and he only went a few feet
further up the isle and picked up a box of cereal. This would seem normal too, if it weren't for the fact that he stood there for a few minutes
reading the same box until we had meandered our way to the end of the isle and went to the bread section. Not even a minute passed once we got there
and, you guessed it, scruffy guy was right behind us, WTF? This dude was with us the rest of the time and even went to check-out at the same time. We
just kept acting as normal as possible, but it was weird! We didn't see him any more outside the store, so we loaded up and drove home.
On the ride home we talked about it, of course, and he said; "Maybe you talking about the Gulf shrimp was deemed as suspicious behavior?" He said it
in a teasing tone, so I teased back; "Well, we do live in the USA in 2010 AND its Nov.6th!" He knows I'm a conspiracy theorist to the core, he is not,
but he puts up with it and does see a lot of "theories" as being possible.
So, in conclusion, why did I see Gulf shrimp in my local grocery store and why was it priced 2nd highest of all the shrimp? Then, why was the lady so
fidgety and nervous while I was talking about the lunacy of said shrimp? Why would she be leaving from behind that counter, leaving it "unmanned"
during of the busiest shopping times? Also, to what did we owe the honor of our "Chaperone" during the rest of our visit to their fine
edit on 7-11-2010 by IrishCream because: grammar