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Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Here's an Idea!

I was at the International Marketplace this afternoon buying a pineapple obligingly sent to us by the Hawaiians or the Mexicans, and permitted to us somehow by the border guards. The customer ahead of me in the checkout lane was buying a bottle of red wine and an avocado. The checker kindly pointed out to her that 'they' would take the avocado away from her at the border, but 'they' might let the bottle of wine go through. I didn't know that about avocadoes because i don't usually go to Canada with fruits and vegetables. I guess I am more alert to the rules coming into the U.S. than to the rules going out. But the preponderance of customers at the grocery store are probably Canadian and it is a nice service the market provides to them as to what will or won't work on their way out.

She assured her that if they wouldn't let the wine through, the Canadian customer should come back and the market would refund her money. And the now-educated customer left with her wine but without her avocado. The checker rang up my pineapple -- she knows I live on the Point so no advice was offered. But she did note that earlier in the dsy some Canadian teenage girls had wandered into the store and asked her where the mall was.

Good question! Now there's an idea for our ever mysteriously absent economic development.

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