Yesterday I decided to show off by cooking my legendary prawn stir-fry with noodles. It needs green peppers and, ideally, pak choi; but pak choi was an ask too far for Yagnub Co-op, so we settled for mange-tout, or snow peas as they’re sometimes called, and I lobbed a pack into the trolley. Come evening, they were nowhere to be found. A certain amount of historical reconstruction, including inspection of the Co-op till receipt, proved that they had indeed not been purchased.
I’m making a habit of thieving from supermarkets. Only last year, as (the) dedicated reader(s) of this blog will recall, I nicked a tube of Polos from Waitrose. So I felt suitably guilty as well as perplexed, and tried to work out what had happened, or not happened.
The best conclusion is that the pack of snow peas had accidentally spilled over the barricade into the next customer’s shopping. I do hope they were as perplexed as I’d been, and I rather hope they decided to keep them and incorporate them into a delicious prawn stir-fry with noodles, unlikely though that is. One can always dream.
The main rationale for this post is, of course, its title.