beeblefish (beeblefish) wrote in trash_collector,

Capitalism is Stupid

Today I rescued a perfect english cucumber from the trash heap. This was no concerted effort at dumpster diving, just a stroll through the back alleys of Marché Jean Talon, peaking in a few boxes, idly as it were.

The cuke in question was, as I said, perfect: everything a cucumber should be (hard, crisp, bright green), its one flaw being a slightly squooshy end and a torn package. This blemish was maybe two inches long. Two inches of, let me point out, a good 18 inches of cucumber.

It was not inedible, it was unsellable.

I took it home with my cheese and bread (for those who don't know, Hamel has awesome day-old bread for super cheap) and lopped off the last little bit, just as I would if the item already lived in my fridge.

Voila! Perfect cucumber. Longer, I might also point out, than many a store bought one.

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