You're my favorite mistake - Sheryl Crow
I like to think of myself as a savvy shopper, but a recent trek to the grocery proved otherwise.
I try to eat healthy. (Honestly!)
On one shelf of the produce area were bing cherries, delightfully red-looking cherries in a clear plastic bag.
A big bag, at that.
Without looking at the price tag - and I'm still not sure there was one available - I placed one bag of those cherries into my shopping cart.
A mistake, I later would learn.
Now, these plump cherries were tasty, ready to eat from the bag after a quick washing in a sink.
Delicious, even though they come with seeds, which I can't stand.
But back to the mistake.
My bill at the checkout register of the grocery seemed a tad high. Back at my dwelling, I scoured my grocery bill, as I usually do in an effort to be an informed consumer.
And this informed consumer quickly learned that I had purchased 2.39 pounds of bing cherries at $5.99 a pound.
That's $14.32 for a bag of bing cherries.
Too embarrassed to return these cherries to the store, I was willing to literally eat my mistake.
Just don't expect me to share...