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17 Jun 2004, Comments (0)

Proof they’re over-educated

Author: Helen

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After posting about Anzacs (the biscuits), I got the urge to make some for the school’s fundraising stall, didn’t I? I was at the Dry Ingredients stage when I discovered I was out of desiccated coconut. I schlepped off to the Big, Bad New Supermarket which has recently appeared, puffball-like, on an ugly vacant block near our place. Cake-y things, flour, cornflour, arrowroot, hundreds and thousands, icing sugar…No coconut. Retrace steps. Try Health Foods section. Retrace steps through Cake things again. No coconut.
I went to the little corral where they keep staff at the front. Pawing and snorting, there was an example of the brand-new shiny supermarket manager, barely out of his 20s, and ready to take on the world.
Shaking his head, he expressed sorrow and disbelief when we found the desiccated coconut tucked away in some unlikely aisle. “You’re absolutely right,” he muttered, “It should be with the cake ingredients. There should be an intuitive flow.”

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In the Other Big Bad Supermarket, Saturday morning: “Elvis, Elvis. To the checkout please, Elvis.”