A Long Way From The Surf And Turf

, , , | Right | September 17, 2020

I’m working in a restaurant in a landlocked state with no access to the ocean. We do have shipments of Maine lobster, though. I get a call.

Caller: “Hi. I’m wondering if your lobster is locally sourced.”

Me: “No, but we get our lobster from Maine. We actually have a shipment coming at two if you want something really fresh tonight.”

Caller: “That’s a shame; you should really support local businesses.”

Me: “I absolutely agree; however, since we’re in a landlocked state, we have to buy from Maine.”

Caller: “But supporting local businesses helps the economy.”

Me: “Unfortunately, we can’t buy local since we’re a landlocked state.”

Caller: “Huh?”

Me: “We don’t have access to the ocean.”

Caller: “Why not?”

Me: “Why don’t we have access to the ocean?”

Caller: “Yeah.”

Me: “Because we’re very far away from the ocean. It’s nearly 500 miles away.”

Caller: “But why can’t you just get local lobster? You should help support local businesses.”

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