Tuesday, June 17, 2008

What is up with the price of watermelon these days?!

Am I right or am I right? Skyrocketing faster than oil, are the worth of watermelon wedges at my nearest jewel. Two weeks ago I bought a wedge for $4.20 or so. A few days later, similar sized wedge is now $5.75. I return this week only to be horrified to see well above $7 marked on every juicy hunk. I understand that record rainfall has ruined the corn crop this year, but you would think that would do the opposite for watermelons. Purchasing melons is a crap-shoot to begin with. If you buy whole, you never know what it looks like inside...could be a grainy mess of mush or it could be utterly delish --- so I buy watermelon wedges with worries of e. coli contamination in the back of my mind.

I don't drive so gas prices never phase me, but its trickled down to my beloved fruit and as that guy who looks like Wilford Brimley in the medication commercial would say, "its starting to hurt my wallet!"

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