Signs of the times

October 8, 2006

I bought a little tub of black peppercorns yesterday.

Just for fun I read the blurb on the packet. I don’t know what I was expecting; perhaps “use to ehance flavour of savoury foods”, something like that.
Nope. “Grind, combine with balsamic vinegar and drizzle over strawberries.”

Who writes this stuff?

Oh, and apparently we’re all going to a sleepover in the beaver hut (that’s very junior Scouts to you, no sniggering) next weekend. That’s where you pay for the opportunity to sleep with a load of hyperactive kids on the floor of a draughty shed instead of the nice cosy bedrrom you’veworked so hard to create. And no, the bedroom isn’t finished yet: that’s not the point.

Probably get burnt dough on a stick and cold baked beans for dinner and breakfast. And I bet nookie is frowned upon too. Sigh.

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One Response to “Signs of the times”

  1. rob Says:

    – Just for fun I read the blurb on the packet. I don’t know what I was expecting; perhaps “use to ehance flavour of savoury foods”, something like that.
    Nope. “Grind, combine with balsamic vinegar and drizzle over strawberries.”

    Who writes this stuff? –

    Marketing people write this stuff. Marketing people who don’t eat the things they dream up…except maybe once just to see how revolting it is. And they do it so they can laugh at all the people who probably WILL make a seared tuscan prune and raw beefsteak tart from the package recipe, and then be sick for ages after they eat it.


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