Saturday, December 11, 2010

Adventures in Milk Buying

So it's Friday night and I'm out of milk, which normally wouldn't bother me much save that I have a still new magic bullet blender and not a lot in my fridge except a bag of frozen berries and about zero motivation to actually cook something out from cans and carrots and frozen cauliflower. I'm not especially keen to leave my apartment - its still -43 C with the wind chill, so I finally decide I'll try the Co-op, since its so close (literally across the parking lot from my place). Do they have milk? Sort of - they have 1 L plastic containers of milk - but they expire on Dec 12 - even with being excited about a blender I'm not going to use up a litre of milk in 2 days. They did have ladies night though and it was packed with people and lots of gifts and toys and stuff.

So, sigh, its another 500 m down the road to the Northern.... but I did say it was "Adventures in Milk Buying". I arrive at the Northern knowing full well that it is rare that they are out of milk - but no... they are closed until 8 pm. At this point my choices are wait 20 minutes, or hike up to the FCF and hope that they have milk. The FCF is a local corner store. I figure it will take about 20 minutes to walk there and back, with no guarantee of milk - so I wait - and some other people arrive to wait with which is cool....

Okay, so far not exactly an adventure - but one of the managers comes out to tell us that its "Teen Night" and no one under the age of 20 is going to be admitted to the store. "But I'm under twenty" I ventured, but the manager wasn't buying as he rolled his eyes at me. "I spend the entire day with teenagers, they must have rubbed off on me somewhat?" I offer tentatively. Still no deal. "I just want milk" I beg, "and they don't have any at the Co-op." Finally, I negotiate a brief reprieve - I have a few minutes to race in and procure my milk and bananas and race out before the teen aged hoards arrive. Whew!!!

So, here is my final product - and it was worth all the walking, waiting and negotiating as it doesn't expire until Dec. 21st.

Food-wise I'm in an awkward spot - as I don't know if I have food-mail coming. I put in an order earlier this week, that didn't arrive Wednesday. I haven't heard that they've sent it today, so I'm not sure what will happen. I may have food or I might not. Its hard to know whether to buy groceries at the store tomorrow. I guess I'll just have to wait and see... Such is living in the north - just have to roll with whatever happens.

3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

The idea of sending a teen to go buy you some milk, as opposed to teens begging grownups to buy them liquor is sort of funny. Glad you got some milk!

T.C.

10:52 PM  
Blogger Jennith said...

Me too since they canceled the food mail plane. LOL... I didn't even think of sending a teen in to procure me milk from the adult free store....good backup plan for next time.

10:58 PM  
Blogger Matt, Kara, Hunter and Cavan said...

ahahah Love that you tried to pass yourself off as a teen for milk!

At least there was milk in town. Here in Faro it is usually sold out four or five days after the truck comes in leaving us high and dry for two or three days. Good thing we get a truck every week and we stock up! Plus I always leave a gallon of milk in my freezer for those random weeks the delivery truck forgets the entire milk order.

11:58 PM  

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