I thought everybody knew about my dirty little secret!
My mom taught me this little secret when I was very young!
Yet, while out shopping for groceries, my dirty little secret would soon be revealed!
My day started out as any other…
I’d made a grocery list of everything I needed to get at the store and headed out.
I donned my mask as I entered the store, grabbed a basket and started my shopping.
It wasn’t long before I noticed an older woman nearby, following me.
I continued with my shopping, walking away from her.
I’d pick out some fresh fruit and veggies, and some potatoes too.
I usually enjoy shopping for groceries, but this woman following me around was making me feel uncomfortable.
However, I was not to be daunted from my shopping and continued on.
As I headed toward the packaged deli meats, I realized why she must have been following me….
I had lowered my mask!
As I leaned in, to inspect the meats. She walked up to me, standing right beside.
I braced myself for the tongue lashing I was about to incur!
Instead, she leaned in and whispered, “Why do you sniff your potatoes?”
I laughed in relief, and shared with her my dirty little secret!
“When buying potatoes, if they smell musty or sour, you don’t want to consume them. Instead, they should smell like dirt. Like they were just dug up from mother earth!”
“Oh, thank you!” She replied. “I’ve learned something new today!”
And, so now, you too, know my dirty little secret!
Until next time,
Peace, love and safe travels