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  • 5th Apr, 2005 at 3:47 PM

For lunch today, I went to the supermarket to pick up a tomato for the sandwich I wanted to make.

It was a red, vine-ripened tomato that looked reasonably tasty. The only thing bothering me was that it was too perfect: perfect skin that was perfectly red on a perfectly green vine. I brought it up to the express counter, set it down and the cashier weighed it.

"Trente-trois cents," she announced matter-of-factly. I looked into my change purse and realised it was empty. So I looked in my wallet and all I could find were yuppie food-stamps. I held one out sheepishly.

Neither of us could stop laughing as she counted out my change.


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5th Apr, 2005 21:22 (UTC)
are they just food stamps?

Why "yuppie"?

I've apparently started using gift cards at Zehrs thanks to Chris. :)
5th Apr, 2005 21:29 (UTC)
Twenty dollar bills are yuppie food-stamps because they are the bills most commonly dispensed by automated teller machines.

Whenever you see middle-aged, middle-class people paying with cash, that is almost certainly what they will pull out.
5th Apr, 2005 21:46 (UTC)
Compared with the single moms and students that can afford to use the teller and withdraw tens and fives?
5th Apr, 2005 21:49 (UTC)
lol. I see. $20 bill for $0.33

Yeah, that's pretty harsh. I've had worse at the C&D. Someone paid the $0.10 for hot water with a $50.00

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