Lots of urban types like to shop at those public markets where you can buy a wide variety imported cheese, olives and other delicacies from different vendors under the same roof. It’s usually more expensive than a grocery store but you get better products as well as the cachet of being able to say “I bought that olive heart and dodo meat salad at the public market!”
I generally don’t shop at the public market. I’m pretty low-brow and content with the offerings of Safeway, Superstore or a fast food joint.
Housemate, however, demands more variety. Today he came home with two bags and one tray of fast food from three separate places at the Brentwood Mall food court.
“WTF?!” I exclaimed. “Are you some kind of wizard!?”
From A&W he purchased a Papa Burger and onion rings, from KFC he bought two pieces of chicken with a side of fries and two small Cokes from McDonald’s. I had fries, the burger and a Coke and Housemate had the rest.
“Well, originally I planned to just go to the A&W and get the Papa Burger, then get some cheap tacos from the Mexican place opposite it on the food court,” he explains. “But the Mexican place ran out of beef and I didn’t want veggie tacos. So my next stop was KFC where they have the Toonie Tuesday chicken special. Then I realized I needed drinks, and McDonald’s has a cheap-item menu.”
Variety is the spice of life!