Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Doesn't everyone eat shitake mushrooms?

Do you ever get that cashier who likes to make a comment about every item you're purchasing?

(Here is my rough rendering of ours). This is one to avoid if you don't feel like standing in line all day. As she scans the items she tries to strike up conversations based on what you're buying. Here she was going on about Sponge Bob because the cartoon was on the back of a box of cereal. (Those aren't three chins, it's a turtleneck).

Now this second cashier just loves me. Every time I buy my mushrooms she can't remember what kind they are. Use your imagination and fill out the thought bubble... what she really thinks about me. She always has her hair in that very tight bun. My favorite is the pin they are required to wear, it says, "Happy To Serve You."

I'll have you all know these mushrooms are delicious!
:-)

18 comments:

Mr. Althouse said...

I absolutely love mushrooms! It's funny, because some people can't stand them even though they've never even tried them. Maybe they can't get past the "fungus" food group.

For the bubble: "Darn hippies!"

~Mike

uncle joe said...

As an ex produce mgr. I can vouch for the tastiness of these mushrooms.
My favorite is still portabella though.

Cassie said...

It makes you want to buy some magnum condoms just to see what her comment would be about those.

Michelle said...

LOL @ Cassie!
MMmmmm shitake mushrooms are yummy indeed......i must go buy some now!

Aunt Jo said...

I LOVE mushrooms! I have a good recipe for Mushroom casserole I will send you. Have you ever (I am sure you have) had mushroom fajita's? The best. My kids even like to eat mushrooms.

Badoozie said...

first of all, you put her pin right on her boob. that's funny. is it really located there? she's thinking "if my dang hair wasn't so tight, and there wasn't a pin poking into my boob i might be able to remember stuff".

on the top lady, is she allowing her cheeks to see as well?
i think you should purchase something really odd, or maybe something not even sold in the store, that you brought from home. and see if you can get her that way. for example, you could put your used sketch book on the counter. or something, you think of something, i'm tired.

Saur♥Kraut said...

*LOL* You've got such talent, girl. It amazes me and fills me with envy.

Teach you to get all fancified-like and eat them shittykay mushrooms. What, you think yer better'n the rest of us?

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Jenn said...

Mr. Althouse, good one for the thought bubble. I suppose me and George may fall into the hippie category now that we live in New York. In Massachusetts we were far outnumbered by real hippies.

Uncle Joe, you were produce manager... you must know all your produce names, do you still remember all their numbers?

cassie, that would be interesting. Although, I think this cashier likes to stick to topics like Sponge Bob. She would likely scan and bag those quickly without comment.

Michelle, glad you have those in Australia. I like to saute mine with onions and garlic... to the perfect combination of crispy and chewy.

Aunt J, I have never ever had mushrooom fajitas. You'll have to send me the recipe.

Susie, now you are the one person to notice that and speak out about it. My drawing of that boob came out drooping in a strange way under her armpit. I created the pin in Photoshop and covered up the weird-looking boob with it. In real life her pin is not that big and does not cover her entire boob. The hair on the other hand, may not be drawn tight enough. Maybe one day I should go in there and buy a bunch of weird vegetables, that even I do not know the names of. She will have to get the produce manager to go through every single one... the line behind me will love that.

saur, I will go to your blog today and check it out.

Karin said...

I love mushrooms now but hated them as a kid. I love the grocery store I almost always get a good laugh at someones expense when I am there. Does that make me easily amused?

Bar Bar A said...

I JUST HAD THIS EXPERIENCE TODAY ON MY LUNCH BREAK. In fact it was my intent to come back and blog about standing in line at a certain store forever and ever and ever.

Great post.

Jenn said...

karin, it's good to be easily amused while grocery shopping. I makes it so much more interesting. Especially if you're waiting in line. I hate waiting in line. The other line always moves faster.

bar bar a, no kidding, you should still blog about it... we've all been there! You will probably get a lot of comments.

EmmaSometimes said...

okay, it's the teeth. No wonder she likes SPUNGE BAWWWB.

LOL! SUSIE!

the mushroom bubble has to say, "There is fungus among us!"

That cracks me up when they show such interest. You never hear about their choice for Monistat though. "OH, that's my favorite"

gee, that's why I'm buying it cause last time I was dumpster diving behind your house....

Muley said...

I usually get the incredibly nice, genetically talkative lady checker at Wal-Mart, who's a single mom with a story to tell any adult in her orbit and like, you know, has to work weird shifts to keep the job and, you know, like, has a hard time getting her mom to babysit her 2-year-old son, Fang, who's teething now and just last night, you know, like, chewed up a box of laxatives he pulled out of the cabinet and, you know, pooped all over the floor, and, like, are these shitake mushrooms, sir?, oh good, thanks, and anyway, like I was sayin'...

My question about the turtleneck...is it just bad fashion sense, or is it hiding something?...say, bolts?

Jenn said...

jennybee, you're right, the teeth are like Sponge Bob! That fungus quote is in an episode of the Muppet Show that I have on DVD. It's with John Denver and Gonzo and a bunch of puppet mushrooms.

muley, you're from Texas, I've never been there, but imagine your cashiers may be a little like the ones down south... they talk a lot slower and are interested in a lot of chit chat...

Badoozie said...

yeah muley, i got the large young walmart associate who was fondling the squishy balls i was buying my kids for christmas, and i told him to stop and put them in the bag.

Muley said...

Susie, I thought of a snappy comeback to your comment, but it's R-rated and I try to be family friendly. I must brush the little devil off my right shoulder. SCAT!

EmmaSometimes said...

susieballbuyer,
If I can type straight from laughing too hard...Isn't WalMart a family place?

FredCQ said...

There used to be a woman at the local Blockbuster who had to comment on every movie that you would rent.

Excuse me, but I don't need you telling me that a movie that I'm about to spend $4 for is not good (in her opinion).