Where Have All the Lima’s Gone?
you talking about?” you ask…or maybe you don’t, but this is what I am talking
For the past
month I have shopped at multiple supermarkets looking for lima beans. NOTHING! I have never before gone into a supermarket
and NOT found lima beans, now NOTHING. Not a
of limas” sign, not
employee for lima beans” massage.
clearly an issue, why is no one talking?
Ok, some of
you are saying (that’s
right, I can hear you)
cares Cranky, no one eats them anyway?”
them. I am a lima bean fan. Hell the stores have an abundance of Brussel
sprouts and kale. You think lima beans
are bad, how about Brussel sprouts and kale!
Actually I like Brussel sprouts, but KALE? WTF?
are the same people who simply have to inform me when ever I pick a head of my
favorite Iceberg Lettuce that,
that has zero nutritional value don’t you?”
Yes I do know, it also does not taste disgusting like Romaine lettuce does, and if I am
looking to get vitamins and healthy calories I will get out of the lettuce aisle. I have never heard of a doctor advising a patient
who is lacking proper nutrition to “Eat more Romaine lettuce!”
to lima beans. What is the story? Where are they? Am I all of a sudden the only person that
eats lima beans? Are the Russians or the Chinese behind the shortage?
actually found two packages of frozen lima beans. They were the baby lima beans which I usually
avoid, as baby lima beans are the veal of the bean world, but beggars cannot be
choosy. I snatched up the only two
packages and hid them in my cart under the iceberg lettuce (which has absolutely NO nutritional
value) hoping I was not
exceeding some government imposed limit on lima bean purchasing.
I made it through
the checkout line without incident and now have enough lima beans to last
several weeks as long as I strictly ration them.
In the mean
time I want to know,
have all the Lima’s gone, long time passing
all the Lima’s gone, long time ago.
for that Peter, Paul, and Mary ear worm.