Friday, November 20, 2009

Thanksgiving garbage

Curtis is a fan of Seinfeld. So am I. Curt has Kramer, George, and Jerry down to a tee. Though I think my favorites are George's parents. Nils used to be but not since his mission so much. He has better grown -up, responsible things to do now.

One of my favorite episodes is where George is at his girl friend's parents home for dinner. He goes into the kitchen and much to his horror, he sees a perfectly good, only one-bite-eaten- out-of-it (K, maybe 2 or 3) yummy, gooey, creamy, chocolaty eclair sitting there IN the garbage can! After staring at it for what seemed like hours, he did what any normal human being would do. He reached in, took it out, and began eating it. You guessed it. Just as he took that heavenly bite, in walks his girl friend's mom. The rest of the story is awesome, listening to George trying to hilariously justify his garbage eating position.

I worked at Nordstrom for just over 10 years. (There will be some upcoming blogs on the joys of working under a direct descendant of Hitler) Did any of you experience the rice krispie treats from the E bar? They were not just any RK treats. They were about 6 inches high. You could get them with or without a layer of rich and creamy milk chocolate. I always got the later.

I was on the closing shift one night in the hosiery department which could be covered by half a person, but since those were hard to come by, I would have to do. There, sitting IN the garbage was, you guessed it, a RK treat! It was still kind of wrapped up, kind of. The only exposed part was where a teeny, tiny, itty, bitty, little bite had been taken out. I looked to my left, I looked to my right, I looked in back, and of course ahead for any sign of anyone. Hey, I was starving! and even if I hadn't been, I still would have eaten it. And man was it good!

With Thanksgiving less than a week away, I imagine there will be lots of great garbage available to only the bravest of us all. Here is my advice: wait until everyone is in that post turkey tryptophan stupor. Then be the good servant and volunteer for kitchen duty. Insist on doing it without any help. You will have the garbage all to yourself. Then.....Have at it!

Come on. I know you eat garbage too!


  1. I can honestly say that I have never eaten garbage FROM the garbage. But I have eaten stuff that belonged in the garbage LONG before it entered my mouth.
    But for the record, Nordstrom RK's ARE the best and I would have done the same thing.
    *this is one of my favorite stories, you know.

  2. I love you Shar. You make me laugh. You are the most honest person I know. I would never admit to the guilty pleasures you share. That is, if I ever indulged in guilty pleasures. But you'll never know! And, by the way, I love the way you write. What a delight you are. Love, Jennie Jo