I bought a big bag of potatoes because I went grocery shopping hungry. What am I supposed to do with all these potatoes?
Here’s a story about this comic. I had taken it down because it was kind of long but I recently got an email asking where it was and so now it’s back:
So I’m in charge of my own meals now and I thought what would be nice was to go buy some cold cuts of ham. I had never bought cold cuts before. At the grocery store where I shop, you have to ask a butcher person for cold cuts if you want them, and as it happens I get nervous talking to people. So I planned it all out. I would go up and ask for half a pound of sliced ham (I hoped that half a pound was a good amount to order. I hoped I was using the right units.) So I’m feeling pretty good with my plan and so I go up to the person and she says “Half a pound? Okay, what kind of ham would you like?” I didn’t know there was more than one kind of ham! I hadn’t planned for this contingency. The person explained the difference between the hams and what would be good for making sandwiches with mayonaise, since that’s what I was planning on doing with the ham. Anyway, she was really helpful and now I am a ham expert and can order cold cuts with no problem, so I decided to honor her by drawing her in this comic. Hey, butcher person at Whole Foods: If you don’t recognize yourself, it is because I forgot what you look like. I just remember what kind of ham I’m going to get next time.
The kind you recommended.
Update: I forgot what kind of ham she recommended. Thanks for the email.