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Photo by John FitzGerald

To see vast expanses of radish type Z.

Phil Sutters, Ruebenkraut, Sami Serola, Andy Rodker and 7 other people have particularly liked this photo


24 comments - The latest ones
 aNNa schramm
aNNa schramm club
Plastik Plastik ...
2 years ago.
 John FitzGerald
John FitzGerald club
No need for it, either, Anna. I think it's done to simplify checkout. I gather Americans won't put up with this, but Canadians are too easy-going.
2 years ago.
John FitzGerald club
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I guess it's done to increase sales, too. I also don't know why they do this in the store I took this photo on -- they have a fair proportion of people who shop daily, and they don't want bagged vegetables.
2 years ago.
John FitzGerald club
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Canadians vs Americans -- On the other hand current events show Canadians are a lot less easygoing with their prime minister than Americans are with their president.
2 years ago.
 William Sutherland
William Sutherland club
Fabulous capture!

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2 years ago.
John FitzGerald club
has replied to William Sutherland club
Thanks, William.
2 years ago.
 Ulrich John
Ulrich John club
Nice composition, John ! But I agree with Anna: too much plastic !
2 years ago.
John FitzGerald club
has replied to Ulrich John club
Thanks, Ulrich. I agree -- there's no need for plastic, and it stops you frpm inspecting the radishes.
2 years ago.
 The Limbo Connection
The Limbo Connection club
Nice photo. And quite a surprise that people will buy a pound of radishes. I had always viewed them as a garnish rather than a vegetable course. Surely the entire Canadian nation doesn't have damaged taste buds?
I abhor ready-bagged veg, and to a lesser extent, meat too. I seldom want the weight they offer. I suppose it's all to do with hygiene and labour costs. And sales, since customers buy more than they otherwise would.
2 years ago.
John FitzGerald club
has replied to The Limbo Connection club
Thanks, TLC. Supposedly one of the reasons Tesco failed in the US was because it sold bagged vegetables. Americans don't like bagged vegetables, apparently, especially when Tesco branded itself in the States as Fresh and Easy.

I wonder about Canadian tastebuds often. Once you get beyond doughnuts and beer Canadians seem to lose any appreciation of their food.
2 years ago.
 Jean
Jean club
Our local supermarket is providing paper bags and encouraging customers to give plastic packaging a miss. However from half a dozen kinds of mushrooms only one kind are loose the others all packaged. The same applies to pears,apples etc. etc.
2 years ago.
John FitzGerald club
has replied to Jean club
Paper is a good idea, Jean. More sales for the Canadian paper industry. As you know, our economy is under attack from the Trumperialists; we could use a few paper sales.

Of course, you'd think Canadian companies might use paper, eh (these radishes were bagged by a company in Burlington, Ontario)? Have American interests infiltrated the Canadian radish sector?
2 years ago.
 Sarah P. (mostly off)
Sarah P. (mostly off… club
This has a Warholian feel to it. Radical, some might call it.
2 years ago.
John FitzGerald club
has replied to Sarah P. (mostly off… club
I never realized how much pop art had invaded my psyche, Sarah, until I took up photography and started producing pop photos.

Radish and radical are from the same root, so not only an accomplished pun but an informative one. "Radish and radical are from the same root" is a metapun, I guess.
2 years ago.
Sarah P. (mostly off… club
has replied to John FitzGerald club
I like metapuns as long as they are not sold in plastic bags.
2 years ago.
John FitzGerald club
has replied to Sarah P. (mostly off… club
Very respunsible. Geddit? ResPUNsible? Man, I kill myself.
2 years ago.
Sarah P. (mostly off… club
has replied to John FitzGerald club
A pun a day keeps the free radicals away. Or so they say.
2 years ago.
John FitzGerald club
has replied to Sarah P. (mostly off… club
I'm more like a free centrist myself, so am immune, Sarah.
2 years ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
Lots of interesting 'food for thought' in the shot and connmments!
Here in Spain, supermarkets are cottoning on to the adverse puclic reaction to unnecessary plastic packaging but there is still far too much of it. It also leads to food waste. If you don't have a family of 6 to feed, but need to buy fruit, some will invariably be chucked out uneaten. Oranges and lemons are a case in point. Until recently my local supermarket never sold these loose. I have to say, though, that I am lucky in that I have a good traditional daily market nearby.
2 years ago.
John FitzGerald club
has replied to Andy Rodker club
Overselling seems to be an important tactic in retail today, Andy. Twenty years ago I could walk into a stationery store and buy a single pen. Now they come in packages of four or more. So I end up buying single pens at corner stores or subway kiosks, where they've split open bulk packs. I probably pay the same price as I would have back when I could buy single pens in the stationery sore. In the end you have to wonder if this tactic does produce more sales. As you point out. the solution is to find alternative sources.
2 years ago.
 Denis Croissant
Denis Croissant club
Burp!
2 years ago.
John FitzGerald club
has replied to Denis Croissant club
Onions do that to me, Denis. But I still love them.
2 years ago.
 Phil Sutters
Phil Sutters club
Never have radishes looked less ruddy, rounded and ravishing!
2 years ago.
John FitzGerald club
has replied to Phil Sutters club
You're right, Phil. Maybe Queen Victoria Produce could use some marketing advice. They also have the wrong website printed on the bag -- that website takes you to a site that seems to be selling carpet-cleaning franchises. The site should be qvproduce.com.
2 years ago.

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