Purpitation – v. To take something off the grocery shelf, decide you don’t want it, and then put it in another section.
How many of you have engaged in purpitation? Most likely anybody that has done any kind of food shopping has. If you must purpitate, please to the grocers a favour and do NOT leave produce, dairy, frozen goods, or meats in places that have no refrigeration whatsoever. If it is found maggoty, spoiled, or stinky, it just gets tossed, and most likely the grocers are going to stick to you in another way to cut their losses. So, don’t worry about leaving that pack of paper towels with the potato chips, or if you must leave something refrigerated behind, make sure it at least finds its way to another refrigerated section. Those dry goods and paper products will find their way back to their home, as the stockers put those “returns” away while we are all asleep as it is. The economy is too tight for us to even consider purpitation. So many of us are living on Cheesy Mac these days, it’s no wonder you might be tempted by those rib-eyes and T-bones. So, next time you hit up the Kroger or Winn-Dixie, try to buy just what you came for, and the chances of purpitation will drop, and maybe the food prices will, too.
One-liner of the Day:
Some people are like Slinkies … not really good for anything, but you can’t help smiling when you see one tumble down the stairs.