Thursday, September 25, 2008

if that's what you just know ...

today i was at cub foods when i saw two college aged girls obviously doing their first "oh look we buy our own groceries" trip. they examined everything and said things like:

"do we need a cheese grater?"
and
"should i get some lean cuisines ... ugh. no processed food" then quickly shuffling away, cart teeming with frozen pizzas.

they stopped next to a display with pickles.
"are kosher pickles like real pickles?" one asked.
the other gave a resigned shrug and said "i have no idea. i don't even know what kosher means."
"i just know it means unclean," the first one responded. "i guess i don't need pickles."

i did not correct her. maybe that's what you learn sophomore year.

3 comments:

Perfectly Shelly said...

Aren't youth fabulous? While standing in line in our office cafeteria, where the grill (fried) special was 'The Whaler Fish Sandwich and Fries', a couple of youngsters were behind me, and one of them said "I don't think it is really whale....."

Yeah.......that's our future.

abbersnail said...

I love the college years, when people are learning to feed themselves. It cracks me up to no end. I think back to that time of my life and absolutely cringe.

Beverly said...

"unclean pickles." ho boy.