Monday, June 23, 2008

This is Just Weird

I could've titled todays post Another Observation, but what occurred this morning was much too odd for that.

Every weekday I drive Ibis to work and if I have any errands I try to do them while I'm out. Our fridge has been EMP-TY all weekend so I hit the grocery store after dropping him off. That's where the weirdness began.

The Commercial has a bazillion shopping carts, but this morning there were only three in the big corral. I looked around to see if the store was busier than normal and noticed a man pushing a cart FULL of white onions. Weird, but whatever. People cook with onions here.

Then another person went by and same thing, ginormous bag of onions. In the twenty minutes I was inside the store, I believe I saw at least two dozen people with nothing but onions in their cart.

Is there an onion festival coming up? A drop in onion prices? A scheduled salmonella outbreak next week so they all need to stock up now? I looked down and noticed an errant onion skin had wrapped itself around my can of peaches.

WHAT is going on?


Janna Qualman said...

*snort* I was going to mention salmonella myself. Did you purchase an onion or two, just for good measure?

Melanie Avila said...

I did, but not at the grocery store. We buy all our produce at the market.

Oh, and I bought a red onion. White ones make me weepy.

Anonymous said...

Don't you know? It's the great onion shortage of 2008! :-p

Kristine said...

OMG, that's too funny. I'll have to ask my Mum what's going on; she starts everything off with onions.

colbymarshall said...

Attack of the killer onions!

Melody said...

Maybe all the market people were in the store buying the onions they were about to turn around and sell to you?

Melody Platz

>The Happy Wanderer – A Blog about Traveling Fun

Melanie Avila said...

Well how's this for an uninspiring end to the story: they were on sale.


*reopened real quick*

Yes, I was yelled at for not following the crowd and buying three hundred onions.


spyscribbler said...

ROFLMAO! That's hilarious. Just think, with 300 onions, you could've made enough French Onion soup for the year!