My mid-day nibbles at work tend to include shredded cabbage, leaves of lettuce, slices of zucchini, broccoli slaw, and shredded carrots. Our UPS guy has picked up on these traits over the last few weeks (he always seems to roll in right around feeding time) and recently mentioned he’d never seen anyone eat shredded carrots.
Being me, I couldn’t just smile coyly. Rather, I launched into a brief explanation of how snacking on shredded veggies gives me more surface area per bite while also allowing me to have the pleasure of eating for a really long time (because um, have you tried to make your way through a bag of shredded anything? It’s labor-intensive and kind of messy!). So I sang the praises of shredded carrots and went as far as to jokingly say, “You should totally try them.”
Today he comes in, grins at me, and says, “I got myself a bag from Trader Joe’s this weekend!” He has promised me a review of munching on shredded carrots as a snack in front of the telly.* I must admit, I’m flattered that of all the random conversations the UPS guy must be having at all his delivery stops, he remembered one with me about carrots.
I’m spreading the carrot gospel! **
*Yeah, I just really wanted to sound like I was foreign and awesome.
** Speaking of carrot gospels, while purchasing carrot juice yesterday (one of my favorite treats for completing grocery shopping), I mentioned to the TJ’s clerk how much I enjoyed carrot juice as a mixer with vodka. She got excited, and we somehow decided that it would one day be necessary to have a Fall Festival of sorts with a carved out pumpkin full of vodka so there would be pumpkin-infused spirits to imbibe to celebrate the season. But before she gets there, she was looking forward to spiked carrot juice tonight.