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Riceville, TN

August 22, 2011
9:17 AM

Post #8770773

Before you get the wrong idea "ignorant" in this instance really means "unlearned". I once had a sister-in-law who prided herself in being from the "city" (that's a long story) and wouldn't take any home-grown vegtables or fruits offered to her by her in-laws because they had had "bugs" crawling across them. No one could ever get across to her that her store-bought produce had seen bugs and probably worse things.

A former co-worker who had been very pampered all of her life in big city culture moved south with her job. She looked down on any of us who brought in a tomato or cucumber for lunch. Someone offered her local muscadines and she replied, "Oh, you know I don't eat anything that doesn't come in a plastic bag".

Ignorant and sad. Wonder what they will do when they cannot afford everything from the store?
Stanchfield, MN

August 22, 2011
9:46 PM

Post #8772210

Well, dixie, when someone says that they "just don't eat anything that doesn't come in a plastic bag", tell 'em "Well, I left the plastic bag at home. Try one anyway". When they ooh and aahh over it, THEN tell them it's from your garden...
Beverly Hills, CA

August 27, 2011
7:13 PM

Post #8780342

Hi dixiedumplin,

It is very, very sad. I do recommend NordicFletch's idea though. That made me laugh. Thank you!

All the best to you both,
Riceville, TN

August 28, 2011
8:27 PM

Post #8782190

Brilliant idea but I can't use the tip now, darn it! You know how you always think of come-backs after the fact? The former co-worker has moved on to more elite places and I'm retired. The sister-in-law no longer comes around. So sad ... (not).
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