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"Don't you eat any real food ?"


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Old 09-26-2010, 15:01   #1
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Unhappy "Don't you eat any real food ?"

So there I was in the checkout line at the grocery store; paying for my typical groceries:

Red bell peppers, orange bell peppers, jalapeno peppers, yellow squash, zucchini, cucumbers, celery, onions, broccoli, tomatoes, Brussel sprouts, mushrooms, garlic, romaine lettuce, spinach, bananas, strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, baby carrots, peaches, kiwis, plums, apples, pears, avocados, black olives, natural walnuts, raw natural almonds, sunflower nuts, ground flaxseed, green beans, sardines, a couple small bags of frozen peas (great for keeping the berries cool until I get home and put them in the fridge.), Tabasco, and zero-carb dressing.

And the high school or collage age cashier says "Don't you eat any real food ?".
At first I chuckled; and then I realized how sad and pathetic it is that in our culture that people only consider food to be something that is processed and packaged in a factory.

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Yes - I'm just the same as you ET!

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I guess I'd have felt obliged to tell the young whippersnapper that I'm prob'ly healthier than (s)he is!




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Sounds sarcastic or ironic to me. Where I shop (which is not upscale, more like redneck!) cashiers are trained not to comment on what people buy. and if YOU comment, they are trained to make a very neutral response. I have tested them with my weird combinations of items, and my comments ... believe me!

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I had a similar experience a few weeks ago. The cashier said "What on Earth are you going to do with all those nuts?" I was stocking up with multiple packets - since I shop there at irregular intervals - of walnuts, almonds, cashews and macadamias. I just said I was stocking up!

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I had a similar experience a few weeks ago. The cashier said "What on Earth are you going to do with all those nuts?" I was stocking up with multiple packets - since I shop there at irregular intervals - of walnuts, almonds, cashews and macadamias. I just said I was stocking up!
You sound the same as me I buy loads of nuts when I go to the supermarket. I don't know where they all go! The cashier perhaps thought you were a squirrel!

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A1c by self-management: 8.5 - 6.8 > 5.7 > 5.5 > 5.3 > 5.3 > 5.1 > 5.0 > 5.3 > 5.5%

TC 4.1 (159)
TG 0.84 (74)
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Metformin 2000mg > 1000mg > NIL
Simvastatin 40mg > 20mg > 10mg;
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Aspirin 75mg.

BP now averages around 120/70

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I know where a lot of mine go! My DH has a liking for parts of my new eating plan! LOL

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You'll all be please to hear that the same problem exists in France.

It didn't when we first got here 7 years ago but now my OH tells me that she gets some very strange looks from the other shoppers who seem surprised at the shortage of packaged (junk) foods in her trolley.

So far however, the checkout assistants haven't said anything - clearly their training in that regard is still working!

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I had a similar experience a few weeks ago. The cashier said "What on Earth are you going to do with all those nuts?" I was stocking up with multiple packets - since I shop there at irregular intervals - of walnuts, almonds, cashews and macadamias. I just said I was stocking up!
Good for you! Pile in that Magnesium!!!

I buy almonds in 2 lb bags at my local Indian grocery. Nobody looks at me funny, there!


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It's funny when you get different responses to purchases at different stores. If I go to the organic Whole Foods store, no one looks or thinks twice. It's a different story at the discount store...

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