Friday, April 27, 2007

Color Me Blind

It’s spring in the meadow and, being that I like to cook seasonally, I chose some beautiful asparagus for our dinner that night. I got up to the check out and the bloke asked me “is this the green or the white asparagus kind?”. Well, now I’m not the sharpest tool in the box, but come on lad – is doesn’t take a junior high diploma to know the difference between green and white asparagus. So, I looked at him, dumbfounded for a bit, and then simply said “green”. He punched in his produce numbers and went along with his business.

So I’ve put together a little quiz here – see if you can name which of the following are purple, green and white asparagus. We’ll call it “Are you smarter than a Grocery Checkout Lad?”:
The answers are below – but they’re not upside-down or anything fancy like that – I’m smart enough to know the difference between green and white, but to make the damn HTML code rotate 180 degrees, well, I haven’t quite mastered that yet.

I’d love to hear if you’ve ever encountered a bloke like this or, if you’re brave enough, tell me your most embarrassing food story. We won’t laugh. Well, we will, but we won’t post the actual laughin’.

a. purple; b. white; c. green