Grocery confidential

Scene: Safeway. Steve and I are contemplating the vanilla selection.

Steve: Which one?

Me: I don’t know, the organic is probably better, but it’s also sixteen dollars.

Mustachioed Clerk (sotto voce): Have you considered Aisle Twelve?

Me (blinking): No…what’s on Aisle Twelve?

M. C. (with evident satisfaction): Mexican vanilla.

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  • Deborah
    January 15, 2009 at 9:36 pm

    Oh *hells* yeah! We used to *send people to Mexico* for Mexican vanilla! Tell me you considered Aisle Twelve.

  • Sara
    January 16, 2009 at 12:48 pm

    We did, indeed.

    He also told us that he made his own by infusing vanilla beans in vodka.