Friday, May 9, 2008

Weird. That's all I can say.

I went to the grocery store the other day to pick up a few things. While selecting my fresh veggies something strange caught my eye. I looked at it and then quickly turned away while barely pushing my cart. I stopped. I simply had to investigate this.

My first thought was that it looked like a, well, um… never mind. My second thought was that it looked like this huge deformed finger. I nonchalantly looked around to see if anyone was watching then carefully picked it up.

I wasn’t sure if I was on candid camera and being laughed while turning this thing all around in my hands while trying to figure out. Then a thought entered my mind “I wonder how this would work as a new ring display.” Then I noticed some other details of it that REALLY made it stand out. I started to giggle then set it back down. I tend to have a warped sense of humor and the way the past few weeks have been, well, this was a welcome bit of humor – even if I was the only one laughing.
The sign said “Ruby Crescent Potato”, but this sure didn’t look like any potato I’ve ever seen. Inside I started to sing “one of these things is not like the others…” I knew what I had to do, but no way was I going to bag this little guy up all by himself - that would surlely look strange. Again, I looked around and no one was looking, so I quickly grabbed a handful of them (normal ‘fingerling’ potatoes that is), stuffed them in the bag, carefully put it in my cart (didn't want to break him) and left the veggie isle so fast that I think I left tire marks.
To end this sick and twisted story… obviously I took photos of it (weird, I know), measured it (5 ½”, yes I know, REALLY weird) and then stuck it in the fridge. It’s still in there - standing up with the help of a little sticky pad I put it on. It’s kind of creepy when you open the fridge actually. Oh, we did eat the other ones - very tasty.
I wonder what this would go for on Ebay?
Happy Friday!
☼ Rocki


staceyrebecca said...

Wow, Rocki...just WOW.

I actually think this ensures that you will always be a member of the group!

Anonymous said...

It looks like a finger. Amazing!

Lisa Rippee said...

I love it!!! Thanks for the big belly laugh this evening!! And I can just picture you in the grocery store with your new... friend. LOL!!!

Great find!!

Beat Black said...

this is the funniest post I've ever read, lol. im so happy you took it home and photographed it.

Anonymous said...

Wow Rocki, now that's a blog!! I loved your desciption of the whole experience; had the same thoughts in the same order. :) Funny veggies coming out of farms these days... I have a heart shaped potato that would go great with yours!!

Thanks so much for sharing this - what a treat from the norm!!


Natasha said...

so so wierd! thank you for visiting my blog, which is how I found you.

Rocki's Rock 'n Beads said...

I almost hesitated on blogging about this, but just HAD to!
Thanks for all your fun comments!
☼ Rocki

Anonymous said...

Debi, you just totally crack me up!!!

Great find hun!!!

birds and beads said...

Love it! Love your sense of humor! If we lived in the same town, we would have great fun shopping together. Could be a finger--not! but it does look an awful lot like the picture of my grandson's appendix!!

T.Allen-Mercado said...

hahaha, is it organic?

Erin said...

hilarious! I guess grocery shopping has to be good for something eh?!

Gallery Juana said...

Hilarious pictures! And what a fun blog post to read. I would have bought the unique potato too.
Glad I ran across your blog!
Gallery Juana

Grizzly Mountain Arts said...

I would put that little baby up on Ebay so fast your head would spin! LOL I've seen french fries shaped like Jesus (that look nothing like Jesus) sell for thousands! LOL

Rocki's Rock 'n Beads said...

Hee hee hee! Cracks me up every time I look at it!
Trust me, I've thought about selling it, but how on earth would you preserve a tator?

Anonymous said...

I've seen fingerling potatoes... would this be considered a weinerling??

Cherise ;)

Joy Logan said...

hahahaha veggies gone bad???