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That Fish is Too Big

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.

A fish too big

A fish too big

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.

Faces in my food

Earlier this summer I was eating some fancy ice cream (Steve’s Salty Caramel #34) and looked down to find a face staring back at me. Clearly I had to stop eating, because now my food had become a friendly little guy.

Smiling Salty Steve

Smiling Salty Steve

A week or so later I decided that friend or not, it was time to eat Steve. However, I found that upon opening the pint, Friendly Steve had turned into a much more grumpy version of himself.

Grumpy Steve

Grumpy Steve

This isn’t the first time that I’ve seen faces or other humanoid characteristics in my food. Who else has had this experience?

Carrot man from my garden

Carrot man from my garden

Pretzel dude

Pretzel dude

Coffee drip fox face

Coffee drip fox face