In which we enjoy the return, however brief, of the Hypothetical Roommate
HyRo: So the Fry's over where we live now is a Ghetto Fry's as well.
Drek: Oh, yeah?
HyRo: Yeah. We got this meat the other day? It was good for about a day and then it just got nasty all of a sudden. Just... UGH!
Drek: Well, that doesn't speak very well of its quality to start with.
HyRo: No. No, it doesn't. We've also got one of those... Wal-Mart Marketplaces. You know, the Wal-Marts that are just grocery stores?
Drek: Yeah, I got a mailing about that place. Which I promptly threw away.
HyRo: Well everything there looks good, and looks fresh, except the meat. The meat is just... SHINY. There's just this sheen to it.
Drek: Shiny? That's a little... odd. Meat generally isn't supposed to be shiny unless you've just cut it off of the animal.
HyRo: Or it's a really greasy cut of fish.
Drek: Right, yeah, or that.
HyRo: It's like... it's like they packed it in olive oil or something.
Drek: Okay, that's a problem on several levels. First, while olive oil is great and all, it really doesn't help with some recipes. I'd be pretty pissed if I always had to scrape olive oil off of my meat before I could cook it. Second, you've really gotta ask yourself WHY? Why is it necessary to pack the meat in olive oil? What purpose does that serve?
HyRo: I was wondering the same thing, but then I started thinking and it occurred to me- maybe the guys that run the place just know that the kind of people who usually shop at Wal-Mart just LIKE shiny things.
Drek: Well hell, I know I do!