Saturday, March 5, 2011
Just a mini rant. The original one stands. Read it if you want to know how I really feel. And why.
I wanted daffodils the other day and went in to see how the ones at Trader Joe's were faring. There they were in their bucket. Dry. Not a drop.
Some of the other flowers buckets did have a few inches of water in them, so all is not lost, but another bucket of small rose buds was bone dry and the buds had already drooped. What a waste.
The daffodils' tickets said they came from England. England!!! Talk about a long trip with much fuel from some lovely breezy Wordsworthian daffodil farm. Only to end up parched. The waste, the waste, the wanton waste.
This is not rocket science.
I bought my flowers from the concession outside Key Food, where they were stored up to their waists in water. The concession has been booted from the high-traffic Atlantic Avenue sidewalk to the one on Clinton, decimating their traffic, just so that Key Food could display some fresh produce on the other sidewalk, that no one buys. I miss the riot of flowers.