August 13, 2008
Now we’re keeping, like, a bowl of fresh fruit in the house. But you have to go to the fruit stand a couple of times a week to keep that fruit fresh enough that a six-year-old—she’s not gonna eat the pruney grape, you know...Who’s got time to go to the fruit stand? Who can afford it, first of all?I think I've figured out why even a successful woman like Mrs. Hopeandchange doesn't have the time and/or money to pick up any produce. My theory? She's buying the stuff from Japan:
Guests at an upscale Japanese hotel had a special treat after dinner: "dream grapes" that are fresh, juicy -- and cost nearly 30 dollars a pop.
Kagaya, a renowned Japanese-style inn in the central prefecture of Ishikawa, bought a bunch of Ruby Roman grapes for 100,000 yen (910 dollars) when the first batch of the new-variety grapes went on a local market.
See, that explains everything. Even when you're making nearly two hundred grand a year more since your husband (who's also getting a boatload of money from his book) got elected to the Senate (see this link again), it can't be cheap or easy to fly halfway around the world a couple of times a week to drop a cool thousand bucks each time your kids want some grapes.
If only there was an easier way!
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