So I totally get this post about retail; I’ve worked in it on and off for years and still have a part-time weekend gig. But there is a flip side. One night last week I was at a large NYC department store with my boss and he was planning on making a substantial purchase. I was literally chasing people down the aisle to get someone to help us. Two clerks seemed unable to answer our questions and simply disappeared. When I finally forced another man to wait on us, his product knowledge was practically non-existent and he seemed so reluctant. It was astounding. I know the people in this store work on commission and I just don’t get the reluctance and vague hostility. It’s a recession people! Customers like this are few and far between these days. You should be fighting for them.
- Mustard Greens
- Red Bell Peppers
- Rainbow Chard
- Collard Greens
- and… a tiny pie pumpkin!
Dinner: CSA salad greens with olive oil and red wine vinegar and roasted, mashed acorn squash. This is my attempt at redemption for the all the evil things I ate and drank this weekend.
I tried to roast the squash seeds, since they looked just like pumpkin but they started popping and exploding all over the oven! My roasted pumpkin seeds never do that. Curious. Another lesson… acorn squash could do with a food mill. It’s pretty stringy.
Head song, Tuesday morning: Pop Muzik by M
Random and more than a little annoying!
but is Sentimental Journey the only song they know?
Dinner: M is out of town, but he left me with some tasty seafood gumbo. I’m enjoying it now, but wishing I’d brought home a crusty baguette for dipping purposes.
No photo… it’s just sort of brown, belying it’s deliciousness.
P.S. I still can’t make rice.