Thursday, November 6, 2008

Marketplace for TOP

This is a found poem I got from the IGA flyer that arrived in the mail today.
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Price Break$ in every aisle
Thanksgiving Baskets
(Never heard of these.)
The Sweetest Pineapple Grown $2.99 ea.
(How do they know it’s the sweetest?)
High in Fiber * Low in Calories
Russet Potatoes
(Guess they’re trying to negate
the bad rep potatoes have gotten
in the last few years.)

Baking Headquarters
Moist Deluxe Cake Mix 10 for $10
(I don’t make 10 cakes in 10 years!)

The Best Meats in Town
(This is the only grocery store in town.)
Frozen Food Favorites
Stouffer’s Select Entrees 2 for $5
(There’s probably more nutrition
in the packaging!)

The Freshest Produce
Get everything you need
to eat healthy
at your local IGA
Eat Smart Convenient
Cooking Vegetables 2 for $5
(Cooking vegetables?)

I bought a few groceries
today and it cost me
$140. The sad thing
is that not one item I wanted
was on sale.


tumblewords said...

The new face of markets. :) Good poem! I'm so glad you're going to help with TOP - you're a generous and kind person!

Stan Ski said...

Market traders certainly know how to sell their products.

anthonynorth said...

You raise some important current points here. Food is going over the top - prices, treatment, everything.

Anonymous said...

This is so great! You have a talent for humor.

gautami tripathy said...

You made it so lively....!!

ribbons of her thoughts

Kristina said...

How fun! I loved the part where the best meat store was the only store in town. Thanks for sharing your creativity!

Tiel Aisha Ansari said...

Love how they've managed to commercialize every holiday in the calendar...

Linda, would you email me at tielansari AT gmail DOT com, please? I need your email address to add you as an author at TOP.

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