Strange Food

I saw a man walking a ferret today.  Marty tells me that this isn’t a strange thing, but it seemed strange to me.  Mind you I live in a country full of strange things.  I still have difficulty identifying everything I see in the grocery store.  There are whole aisles of food that I have no idea about and I don’t know if I’ll ever work out the difference between the 10 different types of fish flakes.

My local grocery store sometimes has stalls set up in the grocery packing area.  This week there has been a women selling green goo.  It can’t really be a green goo or slime, but I don’t want to get overly close to it.  I was terrified that she’d approach me and offer a free sample of the goo while I was packing my groceries.  I’m not really sure how to politely decline.  I know how to behave if I am given a sample.  I smile, say thanks, eat the goo, say something like “so delicious”, and then try to escape without buying any.  At least, that’s what everyone else was doing.  Sometimes it’s good to be a scary foreigner.

I saw a new item in the store today.  It took me a while to work out what it was but I can now buy probiotic straws. I think that I’ll continue to eat yoghurt to get friendly bacteria and avoid the straws.

4 Responses to “Strange Food”

  1. Norwin Says:

    You know, I’m sure I remember meeting a man with a couple of ferrets on leads somewhere in Tokyo. I even think I might have a blurry picture of them. They were very cute – a bit ottery as I recall.

  2. karen Says:

    This one was very cute too, though it took me more than one glance to work out what it was. Not quite as strange looking as the dog I saw with some sort of wheelchair to support its back legs. I could see it in the distance and at first had no idea what sort of creature it was.

  3. Christine Bailie Says:

    Hi,the green goo did not escape me,if I recall.

  4. karen Says:

    That’s right Chrissy, poor you. I remember you had a whole lunch of green goo one day 🙂

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