“..It’s pretty serious.”
“Yeah…” (chuckle) “…right!”
“No, it is serious… Your smoothies are going to be more expensive.”
(Silence, as the enormity of this economic revelation sinks in…)
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Part of a conversation I overheard between two students while I waited for a class to start. One student was apparently a bit dismissive of the other’s concern about the effects of the recent sustained cold temperatures on the local farmers. He did not see why she was concerned about the farmers. She could have made several appeals of the “concern for your fellow man” nature, but I’ll admit that I like the way that quick as a flash she went straight for the killer argument to strike fear in the hearts of event the most apathetic Southern California student – downer for the smoothie market, dude!
With all the discussion of the loss of citrus crops in the news, I recalled on Sunday that I’m a citrus grower as well. Much smaller scale, of course. Nipped out and checked on my Meyer lemon tree. Took a (yes, poorly focused) snap for you. Should probably harvest those.