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Talking Turkey About Gluten

, , , , | Right | November 23, 2017

(A man approaches me, holding out his shopping list.)

Customer: “Can you read what this one is? J-U-S…”

Me: “Oh, fusilli. It’s a type of pasta, the corkscrew shape. We have some organic here, whole-wheat over here, and gluten-free right there.”

Customer: “Oh, no, I don’t have anything to do with gluten! Let me tell you: I bought a turkey breast that was gluten-free, and it was the worst mistake I ever made! It was cut up into pieces! Just terrible!”

Me: “Well, any turkey breast should be gluten-free, since—”

Customer: “This turkey breast, it was gluten-free, and it was just terrible! All cut up into pieces! Terrible! I don’t have anything to do with gluten; it’s just terrible!”

(He bought the gluten-filled organic pasta.)

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