if you live in or around white rock, you must have heard of the Bread Box. and for those of you who haven't...it's a tiny fruits and vegetable store where they pack a ton of no spray produce into small quarters and charge so little for it, you wonder how they're making any money. the place ALWAYS has a huge line up and when you get to the front of the line, the lady behind the counter will be wearing a decorative straw hat with some kind of fake flowers or feathers on it. mary. famous in White Rock for never missing a day behind the till at the Bread Box.
so where are we going with this?
today i went to the Bread Box with my mom at about 12:45pm. didn't matter the time, there were still about 10 people in line. so we stood in line for about 20minutes to buy our cheap veggies. but when we got up to mary...is where the story begins:
my mom's first. i'm standing behind her holding 3 bags of baby carrots and a bag of red peppers. mary keeps looking at me so my mom says, "this is my daughter."
mary "we've met before."
bec "yeah, i've been in a few times with her."
mary "what's with the carrots?"
bec "i eat lots of them?"
mary looks back and forth between me and my mom.
mary "i should say it. should i just say it?"
judy "you can say whatever you want."
mary looks back at me. "don't eat those carrots."
bec "what? why?"
mary "they're fake. when my daughter was pregnant, i wouldn't let her eat them."
judy "what do you mean?" judy and bec give each other skeptical looks and are laughing good naturedly.
mary "they're made of powder. look, i'll prove it to you."
(keep in mind the line up behind them) mary cuts open one of the carrot bags and holds it out to bec.
mary "what do you smell?"
mary "they don't have a smell. because they're fake."
bec "ok, well thanks for letting me know...."
mary "well now i've told you, you can decide what you want to do."
i bought the three bags of baby carrots. i don't think they're made of powder. though i have heard many rumours about baby carrots. what have YOU heard? but really...don't you think they're just small carrots?
(mary also predicted that i'd be having a boy and she told me that a gemini boy..."oh all the girls will be after your gemini boy!")