Monday, October 8, 2012
My wife and I were recently participating in a charity effort and were asked to do the grocery shopping. We were given a list and a budget.
My wife, of course, took control and sent me off into the abyss of the local Bi-Lo with specific assignments that she thought I could handle. One was to get coffee.
In my world, coffee is about $12 per pound. I buy it from local roasters for specific reasons. I'll go out of my way to get it. I can articulate why this coffee is good tasting or good for the world (free/direct trade, sustainably grown for example).
How surprised was I to find that the Bi-Lo coffee was about $4 per pound! I felt embarrassed by my elitist affluence.
I felt like Barbara Bush there for a minute.
Posted by Eddie Proulx