On the way to work this morning, the day before the Thanksgiving holiday in the US, I heard an advertisement on the radio for a grocery store chain called Trader Joe's. Don't get me wrong, I like the store, and we shop there occasionally. This morning they were advertising green beans, just in time for Thanksgiving dinners. Not ordinary green beans, mind you, but the long, tapered kind "found in quality restaurants" and imported from France.
What really did it for me was this line:
"In France, they call these beans haricots verts."
Excuse me? AAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGHHHHHH!!!! For those unfamiliar with French, that translates literally as "beans green." What else would they call them?
Read it for yourself at the bottom of page 7 of their flyer.
Where are you, John? I hope you didn't write that one!
Gail, however, would like their Holiday Tip, also on page 7:
Whilst in the throes of the holiday hustle bustle, treat yourself to a little something (read: chocolate).
Maybe I'd better go find myself some cocoa . . .