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13 April, 2010

a stolen rockmelon

Well, life in Sydney is definitely not as exciting or eventful as in beautiful Boston or reputable Rochester. This is what happened today:

We arrived at the local green grocery very late today, in fact, they were already half packed. Since they know us well, they let us do the shopping. (to Don: Antony is poor, he has to buy food, prepare them, and cook them before he can eat the food.) After we did the shopping (which they already closed the door), I noticed they dropped a rockmelon on the floor (outside) under the rack. They obviously missed that.

I asked Laurent if he wants that free rockmelon (cantaloupe), Laurent told me to get it.

The moral of this story: Antony is poor, he can't afford a rockmelon.

After shopping at the local green grocery, we visited Woolworths (supermarket) for other parts of food shopping. Due to the late hours, a few items were not available, however, the supermarket has started on marking down the prices, particularly on store baked breads. We bought some marked down breads. (to Don: Antony is poor. He buys marked down items)

The second moral of this story: visit supermarkets at late hours for marked down items particularly if you are as poor as Antony.

As for that rockmelon, it is not very sweet. I guess it is not the right season for rockmelons.

Posted by Antony on 13 April 2010 10:44 PM |

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Your story hasn't got anything to do with you being poor or not, but rather the fact that "free" added incentive. It's just like people I know that aren't interested in free 17" monitors until I tell them that there are several being thrown out in the basement, then everybody goes and gets them.
Posted by Don_HH2K on 14 April 2010 3:23 AM.
The story was real. And I did not pay for that rockmelon. If I were as rich as you, I wouldn't have taken that rockmelon home.
Posted by Antony on 14 April 2010 12:40 PM.
Face it - you are not so poor that you have to forage.
Again, free adds incentive. Free has nothing to do with your overall wealth.
Posted by Don_HH2K on 15 April 2010 5:13 AM.
Also, there seems to be a flaw in your argument. If you say that rich means doesn't take free things, and I am supposedly rich, then why am I the one getting all sorts of free stuff while you sit back and pay lots of money instead?
Posted by Don_HH2K on 15 April 2010 5:21 AM.
You missed out another part. You don't need to buy food or ingredient, you don't need to prepare and cook the food, you can eat without all the hard work.
On the other hand, I have to do the shopping at least. In comparison, I am poor.
Would you pick up a dropped rockmelon on the floor? You only pick up (hi-tech) gadgets.
Posted by Antony on 15 April 2010 12:11 PM.
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