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Friday, April 13, 2012

Discontinued

Have you ever fallen in love with something - a style of jeans, a flavour of ice cream, a shampoo - only to find it is no longer available?

For some reason, this happens to me ALL the time.  Like really, even Adam says it happens to me more frequently than what seems normal.  He says this is evidence that I'm weird - that the things I like are not preferences shared by most other people.

I won't deny it, many of my tastes are not mainstream.  I just have to think of my adolescent Hollywood crushes to see it.  While most of the women I know drooled over Brad Pitt, Tom Cruise (pre-Katie Holmes and all his craziness), etc., I was getting weak in the knees over Jon Cusack and Toby Maguire.

I hate cola drinks, pie, fried foods, and most reality television (Survivor, Bachelor, Real Housewives of, etc.).  I love green vegetables, getting into my pjs before 7pm and waking up to workout at 5am.  Apparently this is all unusual.

When we listen to the radio, I hate almost every song that comes on.

Don't get me wrong, I'm hardly counterculture.  I love Lady Gaga and I watch lots of popular television shows like House, Good Wife, Law and Order, Flashpoint, Mentalist, etc.  But all too often the shows that I fall in love with get cancelled half way through the first season.  It drives me crazy!

I have also had tons of favourite food products disappear from shelves, and when I contact the manufacturer to ask why, am always told demand was too low.  Well, aren't I enough???

This is what happened last week when I could not find my beloved President's Choice organic, fair trade dark roast coffee anywhere. 

I emailed the company and was promptly informed that due to low consumer demand, the product was being discontinued.  Aaaaaaaaaah!  If you are a coffee addict connoisseur like I am than you will understand my distress.  I am very picky about coffee.  I have tried many more expensive brands, freshly ground roasts, etc., and have never found one I like as much.  I recently picked up Melitta's organic dark roast, but I am not a big fan.


Several people have suggested various whole bean coffees to me, but I've been using my coffee grinder as a spice grinder, so I'd have to go out and buy a new grinder, which I'm not in the mood to do right now. 

I guess the only good thing about being sick this week is I haven't felt like drinking coffee.  Anytime I have any sort of stomach bug, it's always the first thing to go, just the smell is enough to have me heaving.  In fact, after a few bad flus, I had months where I couldn't resume coffee drinking.  This time around, this would not be such a bad thing, seeing as coffee drinking is much less pleasurable now that I don't have my favorite coffee anymore.

Frankly I don't think I'm weird...perhaps unusual, but what's weird is that the rest of the world doesn't love the same things I do!

1 comment:

  1. I totally have the same problem too! mostly with jeans and food. Trader Joe's always seems to stop carrying the things I like!!

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