Anyone who knows me knows that I love sea creatures. My favorite movies growing up were Splash and The Little Mermaid. I don’t now, nor have I ever eaten seafood or anything from the ocean including seaweed.
So, a while back, I was wandering through the Union Square Whole Foods and saw this fish (see below). My immediate thought was “That fish is too big! No one is going to buy that fish and it will all be a waste!” I’m not the only one who was astonished by the fish. More than a few other shoppers stopped to take pictures and laugh about the Too Big Fish.
Really though. Think about it. Would you want to be the person who asks for a slice off of an otherwise fully intact fish of that size? Part of his body is hanging off the ice! Wouldn’t you be worried about his freshness? This is the way my mind works. I wondered what Whole Foods was thinking with this marketing. Was there a reason why they displayed this whole rather than cut into easily purchasable steaks or fillets?
I don’t know what happened to the Too Big Fish, but I hope that he wasn’t wasted. If he had to be caught and put on ice, I hope someone made a nice dinner out of him.