Posted in artisan vegan food, Earth Day, funny, humor, Uncategorized

Beating The Odds

Happy Earth Day, everyone!

I went to a festival. I roamed around, visiting exhibits on climate change, animal rights, and vegan snacks.

I helped myself to a bag of beet chips. I put a chip in my mouth. Crunch. I chewed. It tasted beety. I swallowed. Another chip. Crunch crunch. Swallow. Another. Chew.  Crunch. Swallow. Another. I chewed and chewed, but could not chew through.

I spit it out and examined it with beady eyes.

Chips ahoy! It wasn’t a chip. It was desiccant, the packet used to preserve freshness.

I am usually so careful about reading package ingredients and warning statements. What are the odds I’d forget to read the beet bag’s back?

Beats me.

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Posted in change, funny, grocery shopping, Grocery Stores, humor, New Blogs, Uncategorized

Can’t Count On It

I was in the grocery store checkout line.

“$1.05,” said the cashier.

I handed him a twenty. I was about to search for a nickel, when ka-ching! Coins raced, clinking through the chute to the little tray.

I counted. I recounted. I had done the math. I had a dispute with the machine’s compute. I had been shortchanged.

What does it say about the world if even a machine can’t be counted on to give the correct amount?

Change is needed.

Posted in ESP, funny, humor, Istanbul, Uncategorized

ESP Connection

Earlier today I was thinking about a purchase I made in Istanbul a few years ago. Eight hours later, the phone rang. When I answered, there was a whooshing sound, as though the call came from very far away. A man  said he was calling from Istanbul and we had met when I purchased my item.

It’s amazing what a little ESP can do. Ma Bell was right all those many years ago, when she said, “Reach out and touch someone.”