Thursday, March 27, 2008

An actual conversation with my Mother-in-law last weekend

We're in Millie's kitchen. She offers the kids cantaloupe. So I mention:


Did you see that story on the news about the salmonella in cantaloupe from Honduras? Maybe you should throw that one out.

She looks at me like I have 2 heads and talks really slowly:

It isn't from Honduras.

I inspected the melon but didn't see one of those little stickers.(1) I ask suspiciously:

Then where's it from?
Long Pause:

Magruder's. (2)

Lesson learned: Millie does not travel to Central America for groceries.


1) Fact: My kids think the sticker on the fruit like some kind of a little bonus, like the prize in the cereal box.
2)For those of you not from DC, Magruder's is a grocery store. See, you need to know that to make the story funny.

5 comments:

dykewife said...

i've heard only of salmonella on the exterior of the melons, not on the interior.

Java said...

I didn't know Magruder's was a grocery store, but I figured it was something like that, or maybe a produce stand. Because this is OBVIOUSLY a funny story, and Magruder's would have to be something way different from a country. Like Honduras. Which is a country.
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