I can everything! Well, almost EVERYTHING. We recently embarked on the journey of spiking our 16 Maple Trees. You need "something" to hold the syrup in right? Right. So off I went to my local grocery store to buy a "few" cases of Ball Canning Jars. I was also canning dried beans too, I need lots of jars. We use canning jars for drinking glasses as well. They are perfect. Especially the wide mouth ones, no pun intended.
While in the line to check out. The cashier asks me, "what are you going to do with those?" Meaning the canning jars. I told her, canning Maple Syrup, and beans..... She asks me "We have Maple Trees here in Michigan?" That I found pretty sad. Then she asked "why would I can beans? We sell them here you know!"
Hmmm. I wont go there. I was polite and kind. Just explained that we prefer my beans. She then asked me if" I worked outside the home?" I replied,only when Im mowing the lawn,or removing the snow,or cleaning the barn,or mucking stalls,or milking goats. But other than that, no. She laughed and said "Thats how you get to do all of this. " I was a cashier too at one time. I have worked in the past, way outside the home. Until the recent recession, I was working two jobs and still doing all of this. I just found this conversation with this particular cashier not to be gaining info, but more well, mean. I dont ask people why they buy what they buy. Its none of my business. Like the other time, I was also at the grocery store. I was buying Castor Oil. I use it for oil cleaning my face, for the record. The cashier asks "Why are you buying this? It says its for constipation, you dont look constipated."
What do you say?