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April 09, 2005

poke poke poke poke

In the meat section of the grocery store today, Maya walked right up to a package of two pork snouts, which are exactly what they sound like, and poked a hole in the plastic wrap covering them.


Billy and I groaned at the thought of having to buy them (though they only cost $1.50) and bring them home now that they were damaged. How could she pick the most disgusting thing at the store and create a reason for us to be forced to take it home? She was unfazed by the prospect but we were saved from that awful fate by a kind check-out lady who shared our distaste for pig noses and told us flat out that we did not have to buy it. Pha-shew! Billy (always a model of honesty) took them back to the meat department and told a meat guy what happened. He said that that happens all the time. Kids will walk by and poke a hole in each squishy pack of ground beef, all the way down the line. The meat guy just wrapped the pig noses in another layer of plastic wrap and put them back on the shelf. Hmm. That makes me a little nervous. I bet there's quite a bit more I would not like to know about meat packing.

Posted by Bahiyyih at April 9, 2005 05:26 PM

Her face in this picture is awesome! She looks like a waiter you'd see in a French restaurant in a movie. She's all, Would you like to try our fresh, succulent pig snout with tater tot confit and an apple sauce reduction? Might I suggest a glass of 2005 red juice to go along with it? It is quite choice.

Posted by: Husayn at April 9, 2005 08:59 PM

This is sooooo funny! And, it reminds me of a class I took my senior year. It was a Social Psych. class and we were talking about "gross out" psychology, which, just like it sounds, is the study of why certain things gross us out. My professor, who was AWESOME, brought in an entire pig head that he bought at IGA. Apparently, he had a TA thaw the head under a hand drier in the Psych. Bldg. all day long. Then, in class, he tried to get someone to poke a needle into the pig's eyeball. Sorry to gross you out, but at least I didn't tell you about the experiment with the fake dog poo. :-) Great photo, btw.

Posted by: Mz. Smlph at April 9, 2005 09:28 PM

Oh dear. I'm pretty sure that the guy in the meat department blew it! Now I feel nervous, too. Care to let us all know which grocery store that was so we can avoid it if we want to???

Posted by: Janie at April 13, 2005 02:40 PM

Actually, the guy didn't say that they just rewrap the meat that gets poked -- maybe they have to throw that away; I'm not sure. And I don't think Maya actually touched any Pork Snout when she poked it. She poked into an empty space in the packaging (the snouts are very lumpy). But the meat guy didn't know that.


But then, I've never actually gotten sick from eating pork snouts.

Posted by: Billy at April 14, 2005 01:14 PM

By the way (not that this is relevant) we went back after the poking incident with a camera, about 3 minutes later, and we couldn't find the poked snouts. So we had to pick a different package of them to pose with. It was only then that I realized how many packages were available. Some had only one large snout, and others had two.

Now, I'm not all that good at finding things, but it's possible that within those three minutes, someone came by and bought Maya's own selection of snouts.

Posted by: Billy at April 14, 2005 01:17 PM

P.S. Did we really go shopping on the 9th? 'Cause the fridge is looking mighty empty already. Is it time to go grocery shopping again? I guess we didn't get that much food.

Posted by: Billy at April 14, 2005 01:19 PM

hings will never get boring with Maya around.Shes so entertaining. I love the pictures of Teresa. She is a dear and so different in looks than the other two. Arent you lucky to have daughters so different and beautiful too. he nature pictures are wonderful and make me feel so good. What a blessing the website is for me. I feel like Im around you all



Posted by: Patty at April 17, 2005 08:16 AM