Tuesday, May 24

Say No When You Need To

I did something today I've never done before.

Yesterday I ordered some organic pork at one of the local wholefood shops I frequent, and when I picked it up, the price per kg I'd been quoted had changed from $14.99 to $24.99 We don't eat meat that often and when we do it's nicer to know it's organic (although not the rule in our household). Last week I saw a report about how smart pigs and sheep really are and how they are actually smarter than dogs. This had almost put me off, but when JD expressed his craving for Sang Choy Bow this morning - how could I resist. But at $24.99 p/kg for mince - I mean it's not even a proper piece of meat - and why did they so get the quote wrong? I apologised very politely and declined my order. I feel bad about it. Hopefully they can sell it on to someone else. Considering this shop is in Woollahra, one of the ritzier suburbs around town, I'm sure one of the well heeled set won't even look twice at the price.

So no Sang Choy Bow tonight then. Salmon steaks instead.

The sun came out. Thank god cos I really needed to wash, air and sun our yoga mats .


All the flame trees are blooming and the rosellas are going nuts in the trees eating the bloom/nut thingos. Although they're not native - I think they're Sth African, I think the bloom is beautiful. The photo is ordinary I know but you get picture right?


Anonymous Anonymous said...

why feel bad - it's not what you agreed to...

4:32 pm  
Blogger dani said...

You're right. But you should have seen the eyes on the manager. Kind of imploring me to change my mind. But in the end she was nice about it so that's what I should focus on.

4:43 pm  
Blogger kath red said...

i would love to afford to only eat organic, but it is so expensive that i would only be able to eat once a week.

5:05 pm  
Blogger dani said...

I know. It's getting better of course, and even Coles has much more organic produce these days. But I am like you, I am choosy about what I buy that's organic and the rest is normal stuff.

5:20 pm  

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