Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Supporting the coffee shop by not buying coffee.
I've mentioned before that when I go to a coffee shop to see friends, I'm buying coffee as a way of renting table space and supporting a small business. But coffee's pretty expensive, even for a coffee shop owner. How much profit could there possibly be in a cup of coffee? So this morning, when Jake and I met two of our fellow playwrights at Muddy Waters, I opted for tea instead. Tea's cheap! Tea has a high profit margin! So if I buy tea rather than coffee, I'm supporting the coffee shop just a little bit more.
Later in the day I went to the co-op and bought this:
Locally-made tofu, bananas, split peas, almonds, four dates, celery, lettuce, a carrot, a parsnip, some apples and (of course) a sweet potato. The apples were in the free bin next to the register. I'm planning on making some more chocolate almond milk tomorrow morning, a tofu/veggie stir fry for tomorrow's dinner and a split pea soup later in the week. Those, some salads and some kale should last until the weekend, so I probably won't have to buy any more food until Saturday.
Well, maybe just a few more sweet potatoes. :)
I walked downtown and back twice today--about three miles. No driving. But I forgot to bring my reusable produce bags! So the mushrooms and dates came home in the dreaded clear plastic.
Daily Consumption Totals:
Miles Driven: 0
Posted by Olive and Oud at 4:17 PM