Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Somebody Alert the Humane Society

I was at Times supermarket, the one across from Zippy's restaurant, and as you might expect, turkeys are on sale as we approach the Thanksgiving holiday. Well, there was this guy shopping with his wife, and he was digging through the frozen turkey bin like a rescue dog. This was the large size turkey bin. I surmise the objective was to sniff out da best turkey of the lot. In the very next turkey bin, the regular size, there's another guy doing the same thing with equal intensity drumstick all over his face so to speak. The funny thing about it, is since the turkeys are frozen solid, it sounded like they were tossing around boulders whenever a frozen turkey would roll off the pile and hit the plastic freezer bin floor. I had to look twice to see what that strange noise was. And yeah, is there such a huge difference to warrant riffling through the entire lot of turkeys. I personally don't think so. Plus, the turkeys are shrink-wrapped with the brand's packaging, so there's not much visible of the turkey itself if any. Anybody know what those people were looking for? It has as to be something.

9 comments:

Rowena... said...

Da biggest one? Da one dat might have laid the golden egg? No wait...that was a goose.

gigi-hawaii said...

They are looking for the right weight. Some people want a 16 pound turkey; others want a 21 pounder.

RONW said...

Rowena- I was thinking that there might have been a win-a-prize sticker or something along those lines.

gigi- no can be. The large-size and medium-size turkeys were separated in different freezer bins.

Brad Farless said...

Some people are never satisfied. They were probably hoping to find one mismarked so they could get it for less than it's worth, or maybe trying to find the biggest in the large size. Like 16 lbs 10 oz instead of 16 lbs 8 oz.

RONW said...

Brad- one turkey even fell on the floor in the melee.

Brad Farless said...

Turkey hunting can be dangerous. I hope they were wearing steel toed shoes.

By the way, nice imagery with the stuff about boulders falling. I knew exactly what you meant.

Kay said...

I was just looking for the biggest one I could get. There were only two sections. One was for Up to 16 pounds. The other bin was over 16 pounds. I wanted the biggest one I could find. OK... so where did you see me?

RONW said...

Brad- the thing about it was that since another person in the next freezer bin was also "turkey hunting," as you phrased it, sorta validation, I thought perhaps hey am I totally unawares of some new trend or what.

Kay- welcome back from California. Thunder and lightning here the other night.

Kay said...

I saw it! I saw it! I thought I was back in the Midwest.