Another one of those stories which made me wonder just why in the heck I even bothered to waste my time reading it. A front page story in the Post-Dispatch that has no other purpose than to jump on the racial turmoil bandwagon brought on by the George Zimmerman verdict.
Headline: Dry Asparagus Prompts Question about Racial Discrimination in U-City. Back in May a member of the U-City Human Relations Committee "was perusing the produce section of the University City Schnucks. He noticed the asparagus weren’t resting in a tray of water. "It was just sitting there dried out." He summoned an assistant manager, and then he asked the question: Did the quality of the asparagus have any relationship to the store’s location in a black neighborhood?"
And from there it escalated until the P-D picked this week to get into the act.
This has to be the most ridiculous waste of energy and emotion, it would be laughable if it weren't so stupid. First of all, how many times have you looked at the stacks of asparagus in any Schnucks and saw a pan of water? And that's the least of the problems with this story.
The human relations guys said he was in an onery mood when he, "summoned the assistant manager and wanted to stir things up a bit."
Well he did. The only question left is to the Post-Dispatch and why they felt it necessary to front page this story now.