“Learn this one weird trick”
“Grocery stores hate him”
Really though it’s pretty simple. Lucky’s had a sale on kale for 99 cents, so I bought one bunch. The clerk rang it up at $2.49, and when I asked, they said it was organic. I figured I had pulled it from the wrong bin, whatever.
Get home, cook the kale (it’s delicious; recipe below). Check the twist tie to check my mistake, and find out that the kale wasn’t actually organic, and that I was overcharged.
We’ve been through the “Lucky’s overcharges” before on our neighborhood email list, where it comes up from time to time., I didn’t have to quote chapter and verse of state law, just mention the Michigan scan law. The manager hand wrote a receipt and gave me $5.00 cash as well as refunding the purchase price of the kale on my card.
Fortunately I didn’t have to buy any more kale. Chocolate ice cream was $4.99 per half gallon, and it too was delicious.
- Save your receipts, at least until the meal is eaten.
- Check the twist-ties on your produce to make sure you got what you were charged for.
- Organic produce PLU numbers are 5 digits starting with a 9.
- Lucky’s was friendly when I pointed out their error, no hassle at all.
- 1 bunch kale (organic preferred)
- olive oil
- 1 clove garlic
Heat the oil until it shimmers. Slice the garlic into slices and cook until fragrant but not yet browned.
Wash the kale and trim the stems . Chop the leaves finely. Add to hot pan and stir until the kale has wilted somewhat and has changed color.
Add about 1⁄4 cup of water to the pan, then cover quickly. Steam the kale until cooked to taste.