Friday, September 14, 2012

Sometimes Procrastination and Wastefulness Can Be a Good Thing



Last Saturday, I went to Kroger and bought among other things a cantaloupe. I brought it home and put it on the kitchen table. Bill kept saying that I should cut it up. The reason he didn't do it himself is because I am a cantaloupe cutting-up expert--really. But I am also lazy. So, there it sat, and after a while I noticed that it was not looking very nice and I threw it away.

This evening, I got an automated call from Kroger saying that I "might" have bought a cantaloupe at Kroger between August 29 and September 8 that has been recalled. They knew this because I am a loyal Kroger customer and used my Kroger card when I purchased the item (that I "might" have purchased). I'm a procrastinator and wasteful, but at least I am loyal.

I'm wondering about the people who bought their cantaloupes on August 29. Did they get salmonella? Do some of them still have their two-week old cantaloupes moldering in the drawer of their refrigerator? Do people eat two-week old cantaloupes? 

So, I'm not sure what kind of lessons we can draw from this, but I am grateful that I won't be spending the weekend in the hospital. I think I might pass on the cantaloupe for the rest of this season anyway. Not only is there a salmonella recall but they've recalled some for listeria, too. They say that listeria is dangerous for "older adults" and I do so wish they would say exactly what they mean by "older." 

AMDG

9 comments:

  1. The Lord works in mysterious ways.

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  2. You were *really* lucky. I heard from a friend who works for the government that the salmonella business is just a cover-up. A certain number of those cantaloupes were actually a variant of these, which older adults will remember from that prescient documentary of the 1950s which the authorities succeeded in smearing as fiction. Better keep a close eye on your fellow Kroger customers for a while. And be sure not to let any of them fall asleep in your house.

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  3. I think the deal is that I can't fall asleep when they are around. Of course, they may have changed their MO in the past 60 years. But thanks for warning me.

    BTW, if you get a package from me, maybe you should just incinerate it.

    AMDG

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  4. Oh, of course, how could I have forgotten? I will remember about the package.

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  5. Hooray for procrastination!!!! :)

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  6. Talk about ME being in danger, Maclin.

    Nice to see you, Virginia!

    AMDG

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