Saturday, December 10, 2016

Free Range Eggs?

Hi there

I was standing in line at the supermarket.  A friend stood behind me.

"CAGED EGGS!"  She looked down, horrified, into my trolley.

I shuffled my feet, embarrassed.  "Well, er, I was in a hurry, I just grabbed the nearest carton..."

"Really?"  My friend tsk-tsked.

No, not really.  I'd gone for cheap eggs.

My friend said that I should definitely be buying free-range eggs.  "To produce good eggs, the hens need room to flap.  They need to socialise.  Exercise."

I nodded.  "Mm, Mm, yes. - pilates in the evening?  Squats after breakfast?  Book discussion groups every second Wednesday, perhaps?  Oh, how about a spot of ballroom dancing?"

Then, I was accused of belittling hens.  And eggs.  The people behind me in the queue were solid in line behind my friend.  Oh dear, I guess I'll have to change my egg-buying ways.  Or make sure I'm alone at check-out.

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