I like to pay attention and be observant of the public picture, always looking for a story, and I have one I think is worth sharing.
Supermarkets along with other industries help paint a social picture and this was the backdrop on this occasion …
I had almost given up. It had been a pretty uneventful expedition so far, not that we weren’t close to a couple of Xmas domestics, a few speed-shoppers getting the wobbles, the odd cross list-crosser scratching their way through a double-sided A4 sheet, and I was already around to the dog-food section, when I came across these two fellows standing by the dog-biscuits.
One struck up a conversation about how hard it was to work out which one was the cheapest when they keep changing the prices.
The other fellow warming to the invitation, gave him a nudge and pointed in his trolley, saying “have-ya seen these?”
I couldn’t quite see what the second fellow had in his trolley but he was talking about cutting the back off something and cooking that for himself and giving the rest to his dog. “As good as any Xmas dinner,” he said.
The first fellow, after asking “where do get those from?” marched off at lively clip down to the dog-food fridge, at the end of the aisle, and lifted a big plastic bag out. I had a look at the bag so I knew what it was, as he came back to thank the second fellow, for the find, which he was obviously pleased about.
So, naturally, you’d expect me to go and have a look in the fridge and see what we’re talking about here – and of course I did.
They were plastic bags, with fresh pig’s head cut down vertices. On one side you could see the eye still open, and the other side you could see the teeth and inside of the head. I’m guessing it’s the bit either side of the brain cavity.
They must have been talking about cutting the remainder of the neck meat off for themselves and giving the rest to the dog.
I guess Xmas is different things to different people but at $2.99 a piece it probably wasn’t a bad deal if your stomach can handle the occasion.