I gotta be honest with you guys – I have always had a hard time leaving behind the underdogs. I can’t turn my back on a runt, or the ones who need to be saved. This habit has no doubt penetrated the bubble of my personal life, I mean, just take a look through my past relationships and you’ll see that. If that doesn’t convince you, then maybe the ‘zoo’ I’m currently building – consisting of strays, rescues and neighborhood animals – will do the trick. Unfortunately, or fortunately, depending on how you look at it, this quirk of mine has been passed on to my daughter. My somewhat purposefully theatrical daughter.
You see, the other week we were at the grocery store, just doing some regular shopping – nothing new – and as I rooted through the cabbages looking for the perfect specimen, my eye caught sight of what had to be the smallest cabbage in the world. At least the smallest that I have ever seen.
Naturally, I brought this up to my daughter as an “oh, look at the cute little thing,” moment. Sarah on the other hand, having the uncanny knack of knowing just what to say at any given moment to give me pause, pointed out that she simply couldn’t believe I hadn’t picked out the diminutive veggie resting at the top of the pile.
She actually made me feel sorry that I had left him behind to fend for himself. Don’t tell me this girl can’t spin a tale. In great detail, she explained to me that everything in the world has a purpose, even this pocket-sized vegetable. Only no-one was likely to buy it since it’s so small and therefore it would be left behind to wither away and rot, never able to fulfill its purpose – that of being eaten…perhaps turned into a lovely veggie dish, or maybe a small serving of sauerkraut.
She was able to convince me that the life of this cabbage was some sort of Disney movie, and if I didn’t buy it and take it home, the little guy would never meet his happy ending. My daughter put it like this, everything has a purpose, and now this extraordinarily petite cabbage will never be able to fulfill his. It’s a beautiful sentiment, but seriously, I already feel guilty enough about all the other shit in life, I don’t need this too.
Needless to say, she successfully guilted me into going back to buy the wee little thing. What does that say about her? Hell, what does it say about me? And just what am I going to do with a baby cabbage?
Wow, I never enjoyed reading a cabbage story so much! Lettuce have some more veggie tales! I know you will write more if you carrot all! I’ve bean delighted about this mini cabbage post. ☺
You, my friend, are a mess. 😀 I’m glad I’m not the only one who likes puns! 😀
Hee hee! I hoped you’d like the puns. Peas post a cabbage #2 … I need a follow-up to that little cabbage guy.
Hey, now, what you’re asking is way beyond the kale of duty. Just remember, you herb it here first – veggie tales just can’t be beet. I’m sure more entries will turnip soon.
Ha ha! You are so good! You’ve squashed me Veggie Pun Quinoa!
Cole slaw for one?
I’m always searching for the smallest cabbage. A big one is too much for one.
This one would’ve been perfect for you then! 😀
Yes it would have been.
Cabbages i Love them any how it is prepared i eat it. Thanks for the post. Sweedy
I love cabbage too, especially fried with buttered noodles. Yum! 😀
Get a tiny little pot, dig a tiny little hole, and make a tiny little bit of kimchi?
Kimchi?? NO thanks! Although my parents love it, so I guess they could do with a baby cabbage…