Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Milk and Cream

So I have moved into my new place (hence the lack of posting for a few days) and love several things about my new life. One thing I was looking forward to before I moved was being close to shops that don't charge $10 for a ham sandwich. I was very excited about buying my fruit and veg from Harris Farm: cheaper, nicer, less distance to carry home. What I didn't take into account was The Harris Farm $30 Black Hole.

Let me explain. Every time I go in there I end up spending about $30 no matter what I needed, or what I intended to buy. The other day I went to get one vegetable to use in making my dinner. I spent bloody $30. Yesterday, I needed milk and cream. "Milk and cream" I said to myself as I walked down the street. "Milk and cream. Milk and cream" I internally monologued as I wandered the aisles of The Dastardly Harris Farm. I ended up with all sorts of foodstuff and things. I bought a jar of rosehip jam mostly because I was staring at all the lovely marmalades thinking to myself "If I ate marmalade I would totally buy one of these because they look so lovely, and such good value too! Milk and cream." So I sensibly decided not to buy the marmalade (even though it was made from Seville oranges which I hear are the best for marmalade, milk and cream) only to pick up a jar of jam instead. I don't even like jam. It's too sweet.

In the end, I had to go somewhere else for the milk so I effectively spent $29.70 on thickened cream that I only bought to go with the gnocci that I bought fromn Harris Farm the last time I was in there.

7 comments:

red said...

ah, it's like the london effect- only there you can't leave your home without spending 20 quid.

Nerd Girl said...

There's not an awful lot of advice I can give because I really want to eat that jam when I visit you. (yay!)
I wonder, if you left the house with only $20 in your pocket, would a time warp ensue?

Incessant Ramblings of a 20 Something Cindra... said...

The $20 North Sydney IGA black hole vs. $30 Harris Farm??

usbchris said...

Just proving I can now leave comments here. I am techno-literate!

Felix for Zosia said...

Red - Thank God they don't have Harris Farm in London! And on another matter... you can see from the blogs on your comment the other week that I have been pimping for my muso friends...
NG - an interesting point - I think I'd put it on my card.
IRTSC... - I know - I totally didn't expect it.
USBC - hello. How excitement to 'see' you here!

Lee said...

All those things sound lovely and a bit exotic. Here in my town, it's Costco, the warehouse store and the temptation will be a lawn furniture set or a green house or an out door fireplace. I can't get out of there for under $120.

Franki

Felix for Zosia said...

Wow Franki - I thought the $50 black hole that my sister experiences was bad enough!