Seems this nice old lady wanted the sale price, but a smaller package. That's not how it works. None of the sales are geared for single or elderly folks with limited storage space and income.
I half listened as I did my other shopping and eventually moved on checking off my list carefully. Believe it or not, they were still at it when I returned. You'd think the store manager would just give in and let her have the price on a smaller package. No, it can't be done. His hands were tied, poor guy. It's computerized and the sale price will not kick in over the 3 pound limit.
I stepped into the middle of all this as I was going to purchase those breasts myself. Received smiles from the manager, meat manager and butchers who know me well, as I grabbed a large package of the breasts. I turned to the woman who was caught between a rock and a hard place, and suggested that she purchase the larger package, take it home and separate the breasts into preferred portions and freeze them. I assured her - with the help of the butcher - that they would freeze well and be more easily managed in the smaller packages.
She wasn't sold at first, but I explained that I was also single, with limited freezer space, had to choose my sale purchases carefully, and it was the best way to get around the much higher regular prices, (usually $3.00 per pound), that she wouldn't have to shop as often and could plan meals well in advance. When I told her that I'd share a few quick recipes with her, she was thrilled with the idea. She bought a very large package and the management shared a sigh of relief. I promised to get those recipes to her asap. We exchanged info.
I spent some time enlightening the manager about the unfairness of many of the sales. Turns out, he had never even thought about the discrepancy before. An 8 pack of paper towels on sale for $6.00 while a 2-pack was $3.00. Not many of us have room for such a huge package, so we're actually subsidizing the sale by paying full price for the small packages.
We eventually parted ways and by the time I was at the checkout the incident was known by the entire staff. They all teased me and asked for recipes and the like. It was fun really, and I enjoy their humor and friendliness.
After brutally heavy rains overnight the sky is clear and the temps are in the 50s today, only adding to the feeling of well-being. Unfortunately, I am still short of breath most of the time these days, so a walk on the beach is not an option. Still a few minutes on a bench at the boardwalk listening to the ocean will do a lot of good today.
So far - the fifth day on the new corticosteroid - there's been no adverse side effects to speak of. I was told that my appetite would increase, but that hasn't happened, yet.
Maybe it's the change in weather, but I've got a sudden craving for a Mint Julep. Ha! Fat chance.
And so it goes.