We’ve just been to pick up the shopping order from TESCO. There were a couple of things that weren’t available and one substitution.
This was bagged rocket (or arugula if you speak American). Yes, I shouldn’t be buying it, for a number of reasons, including expense and ecology, but I try to eat a variety of things and at least you can taste rocket. Well, not this week, because they substituted it fro lamb’s lettuce. They could have substituted organic rocket (though it may have made their price guarantee squeak a little), or watercress (another salad you can taste) or even the “peppery” salad, but no, they substituted it with the lamb’s lettuce. It will do, but it doesn’t look like the obvious substitution to me.
They don’t leave it to the discretion of the packers to do the substitution, they use an algorithm. Heaven help us if the robots ever take over – I cannot even begin to imagine what life will look like once we fall int6om the hands of the algorithm-wielding little metal menaces. That’s another good argument for not living to be a thousand.
The strange thing is that when I check rocket on the website, it is available, and lamb’s lettuce isn’t. Probably because they’ve been fobbing all the rocket customers off with lamb’s lettuce.
Easy answer is to give salad a miss until we can start growing our own again.
I watched The Saint at lunchtime. At the age of 8 I thought this was the best TV show ever made. Today, 55 years later, the tale of a mad scientists breeding giant ants in a Welsh cave system, though dated and not great literature, didn’t impress me quite so much. However, to be fair, it was far from the worst thing I’ve seen on TV recently.
The clock picture is to mark the occasion of me getting round to altering the clock in the car, after the clocks went back at the weekend. I kept meaning to do it but never got round to it. The story of my life.
I used to watch “The Saint” a long time ago. Good old Roger Moore!
Yes, it took me back . . .
The car clock tends to be one of the last that I alter. That said, there are times when the machine world is useful – eg changing the clocks for me 😊
They made a horrible remake of The Saint, as a movie, about 25 years ago…bleh
It had completely passed me by until I researched The Saint before writing the post. From what you say, I’m glad. 🙂
This had us both chortling away, Quercus.
Good to know I cheer someone up. 🙂
Rocket is one of those mysteries like mustard. Why do people like stuff that tastes horrible?
We all have different tastes. I can’t stand beetroot, but Julia loves it. I don’t really like runny eggs, but she complains if I cook them properly . . .
I hadn’t thought of him for years. 🙂
We think of him quite a lot here. 🙂
Thank heavens for cell phones. They adjust when the time changes.
Yes, it is a help, though I always feel like I have to check by leaving my uncorrected watch next to it overnight. It just seems too good to be true.
Hope you get your arugula next time!
Me too – arugula is my favorite!