When I went to pick up the CSA bag this week I was surprised to find four small bundles of asparagus available. I was literally stunned (it was 4:40pm) and kept staring at the dry-erase board that lists bag options, trying to figure out just what was going on.
The CSA representative was amused.
Finally, I asked "What are the asparagus a choice with?"
"Oh, well, technically you're choosing between the mushrooms or the asparagus," she replied. "But I took the asparagus off the listing board since we were almost out. I set aside a few asparagus bunches for those who come a little later."
My wide eyes communicated a silent, sincere gratitude.
"Just tuck them down in your bag so the folks up front don't see them."
Apparently, the asparagus gods heard my laments. Or maybe the CSA reps had heard numerous complaints.
Of course, this serves as positive reinforcement for my bitching.
Either way, we're having asparagus tomorrow night.