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The Meat Chronicles

I am beginning to feel like myself again. My short vacation to the island has definitely helped my mind, and I am grateful for that. Work is work – I worked today and it was incredibly busy as Christmas week is here and people are stupid haha.

I was given the task today to call the people who had pre-ordered fresh turkeys for Christmas, and to let them know that they were ready for pick up. Unfortunately, we had limited amount of fresh turkeys of certain weights and there were a few customers who I had to advise that while we didn’t have the exact size they had requested, we had others (some slightly less in weight, and others slightly over by a pound). The one lady, who had been looking for a 15 pound turkey, I had to tell we only had 16 and 17 pound turkeys. She got a bit frustrated at this news and said – that’s a lot more turkey than I want. In my mind I was thinking, really it’s only a pound more and it can be frozen after it’s cooked. However, it’s not my place to say these things and she decided to get the 16 pound turkey. It seemed a bit ridiculous to me but then again I am not one to cook many turkeys so maybe 1 extra pound is a lot.

I also had people hovering over me while I was putting out the prime rib roasts and again, I had a variety of sizes but of course there is always one in the crowd who has to be difficult. I was told that they wanted one about $40 (we have them on sale this week) and so I showed them ones that were $37, $42 and $45 – nope they wanted one that was $40. Seriously? I directed them to the butcher – he convinced them to buy the $42 roast. I just shake my head at these people. Thank goodness for masks is all I can say.

Then there was the woman who wanted a turkey breast (I think) and asked if we had pieces of turkey in the back. I told her that no we don’t at this time – we normally do but during this time of year we basically only have whole turkeys. She gave me this look of derision and just said oh okay. Walked up to the butcher (bless his heart) and asked him if he could go in the back and retrieve for her what she was wanting. He informed her quite bluntly that his co-worker (me) was quite correct that we don’t have that at the moment and after Christmas we will have them again. She was all apologetic – to him – and thanked him for his time. Did I look like I was lying? Why would I lie about that? Perhaps she thought I was just guessing so I didn’t have to go in the back. Whatever lady – get over yourself – that’s what I wanted to say but again I refrained.

My week off definitely has put me in better spirits and I am feeling rested again and refreshed. If these things had happened last week – I probably would not have a job now!

I did get some more pictures of my Victoria trip, and as I look at them, I know where I want to be. The island is calling me!


After having a couple of really stressful weeks, I finally have a break. The apartment is quiet and I have several days off, so I decided to head to Victoria BC for two nights. Tonight is my first night here and I took a very long walk to clear my head and take in some sights.

My head is in a better place and I feel much better. Sometimes a short break and getting away helps.