Wednesday, April 09, 2008

More Commercialism

Why is it that Kosher supermarkets in Monsey lay out the Purim goods (isn't it a shame that Purim is all about miles of junk food?) on Rosh Chodesh Adar Aleph? You heard me, I said Aleph.
And they bring out the Pesach stuff (more of it every year, God forbid anyone should live 8 days without fake bread or soda) the day after Purim, as if Mrs. Ziegler with her 10 kids and 50 grandchildren is ready for Pesach foods on the 15th of Adar.

Sigh, commercialism.
I much prefer the acute lack of kosher foods I grew up with. Hey, no cavities! And yom tov is the opposite of commercial when you're one of the few in town celebrating it.

4 Comments:

Anonymous hesh said...

Maybe you have also noticed in Monsey that there is a complete lack of good produce. Some stores do not even sell spinach.

Forget the Jewish stores, even pathmark and shoprite have the most horrendous and overpriced produce- I go all the way to Trader Joes weekly for my fruits and veggies.

Welcome to Monsey, I am also brand new and coming from Albany- a bit of a culture shock to me.

10:25 PM  
Blogger GoofProofer said...

Rockland Kosher's veggie selection isn't too bad. For exotic stuff you could visit Foodmart International but hold your nose.

10:47 PM  
Blogger GoofProofer said...

I got basil in Pathmark once and a big fat white worm was sitting in it.

10:48 PM  
Blogger s(b.) said...

"yom tov is the opposite of commercial when you're one of the few in town celebrating it."

Darn skippy! One of the biggest disappointments of moving to Long Island (living in a place with lots of Jews, for once) was discovering that for all the Jews that there were, there were tons of them that totally don't know/care about Judaism.

10:03 PM  

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