Friday, November 23, 2007

Don't Count your Turkeys Before They . . .

The scene, my home, early Thanksgiving morning. Brett had taken the kids and the dog for a brisk (and cold - brrrr!) morning walk while I stayed home to prepare the turkey for 5 hours of approximate roasting time:

"Happy Thanksgiving, this is Vicki, how can I help you?"

"Hi Vicki, I need help."

I sound like I'm calling a suicide help-line, and I may as well have been. But I was calling the store where I'd picked up my prized turkey earlier in the week.

"What can I do for you?"

"Well . . ."

I had to explain, in no delicate terms, what had happened when I opened up my fresh, free-range, organic turkey. With a pull date of November 28th, mind you.

I won't elaborate.

Let's just say that I never imagined I'd find myself wearing dark sunglasses and pushing a cart with a rotten turkey wrapped inside a huge black garbage bag INTO a grocery store on the morning of Thanksgiving!

The good news?

I got a brand, spanking-new turkey, a free jar of pickles and half-gallon of egg nog to ease the pain.

And the new turkey was delicious.

Just don't tell my family that it wasn't free-range OR organic!

14 comments:

flutter said...

the cat MAY be out of the bag *grin*

hello insomnia said...

I've had the rotten run-in with organic foods. Ugh.

Kellan said...

Ooooh - rotten? Yuk. Glad it turned out. See you soon. Kellan

Valley Girl said...

Glad it all ended up o.k.

Cathy said...

NO WAY!

Ugh. Glad you managed to hang onto your composure. *shiver*

painted maypole said...

oh... yuck.

Kyla said...

YUCK! I'm sure the turkey was delicious even if it wasn't free range or organic!

Ann(ie) said...

ooooooooooooh NO! Free pickles and eggnog do ease the pain. I hope you tossed some run in that nog.

Left Coast Sister said...

Pickles and eggnog??
Glad the turkey was good anyway!!

Family Adventure said...

Ewww......

But the picture is priceless, so clearly everything ended well.

Hope you had a good holiday weekend.

Heidi

creative-type dad said...

Nasty -- I'm never buying Organic again!!

Just kidding.

Aimee Greeblemonkey said...

NO WAY! Eeks!!!!!!!

Not The Mama said...

Eww. I'm glad you got a new turkey in time -- and pickles and egg nog to ease the pain!

Becky said...

lol i bet it was just as good though!