I was at Metro a couple of weeks ago to buy a ridiculous amount of veggies and noticed the check out clerk toss something in my bag before she handed it to me.
I didn’t really think much of it because I had enough to balance all the way home with my giant purse, gym bag and then bags of groceries, but when I got home I finally saw what she had put in there.
It was a sample of Soy Butter, something I had seen at another location that I had visited last month after the CN Tower climb with some of the GDT ladies (something I totally forgot to write about – whoopsie!).
I have to admit that I was kind of annoyed to receive these samples.
The package touts itself as a school safe alternative to peanut butter, but is it really? There are lots of people out there with soy allergies so severe that they too can go into anaphylactic shock.
Now, although I don’t fall into that severe category, I still have a soy sensitivity and would never want/need/desire to try anything like this. So why would you feel the need to chuck two of these ugly creatures into my shopping bag?
We live in an age where everyone has to walk around on egg shells. Kids can’t bring PB&J sandwiches to school anymore because so many youngins have allergies that are so severe and I *do* get that we want to promote safe alternatives, but is this REALLY? And shouldn’t we give people the CHOICE to try these things out and not force them to take samples without knowing if they too are allergic to the so-called “safe” alternative you’re flogging today?
Plus, I hear it tastes like ass. Not that I know what ass tastes like, mind you. It’s just the rumour going around.
*looks around innocently*
I just want a choice in the matter and for you to realize that just MAYBE you’re not as safe as you claim to be. Might want to check your claims first, eh?
But I truly found this odd. I’ve never received any unsolicited food items at a grocery store before. In a running swag bag, sure. But it seemed wrong here. Is it weird that I have my panties in a bunch? Would you? Is their claim inaccurate? Do you think it’s a good thing? Gimme your thoughts.
And the fallout from the cake, cookie and fancy schmancy food bonanza has left me at 158.1lbs. Not great but not horrible either. I can TOTALLY deal with that gain.