Yesterday my Maggie and I were shopping at Costco. It was free sample time which I love because I can keep Maggie busy chomping on free food and she doesn't get as crabby in the cart. I needed bread but I also needed to shop on the cheap because our Costco gift card is nearly gone and our food budget is down to 10 dollars this week. I chose the cheapest Wheat Bread option and stashed it in my cart. Then I saw a lady giving away slices of buttered and jammed wheat bread. Maggie loves that. I cruised on over to grab a slice when the lady stopped me and said "Oh, I wanted to talk to you." Great.
"Can you read the ingredients of this bread I have?"
"100% stoneground whole wheat, yeast, sugar."
"That's right. All natural healthy ingredients. Weight Watcher's approved. Can you read the ingredients of the bread that you bought?"
"Oh. Look at that. A lot more ingredients." I said.
"Not just ingredients...chemicals." She said, "HE doesn't need chemicals. Please don't feed HIM chemicals." And she pointed to my daughter Maggie.
Now at this point, I thought, "What's it to you if I want this chemical bread? I can get 2 loaves for $3.50 while your half loaf of whole grain goodness costs $4.75. And my daughter may be wearing jeans and a brown shirt, but the brown shirt has ruffles and the jeans are covered with applique flowers." [post script, refer to the Maggie cleaning picture to see her girly outfit.]
But what I said was, "Thank you for the jam and bread. Its delicious." And I went off to buy my pregnant belly some pesto. And nobody could tell me not to.