THINGS PEOPLE ASKED ME AT THE UNION SQUARE FARMERS MARKET
I worked at the Union Square farmers market in NYC. Here's a list of some of the things people asked me while I was selling them vegetables.
- •How much longer will you have tomatoes?This always makes me laugh. I'm never sure when it's going to frost. I'm not psychic. So I always tried to find the least bitchy way to say this. Sometimes I'd lie and give a prediction based on how much the customer purchased if I was feeling salty.
- •Do you have change for $100?Yes. We always have change for $100. Farmers bring a shitload of cash to markets to make change for people like you, and we want your money. You don't need to make a big deal out of paying with this bill.
- •Will you marry me?A guy asked me how to cook pasta to go with the tomatoes he just purchased. I told him the basic steps. He told me he was recently divorced and my instructions were very helpful. Then he asked me if I would marry him. I laughed and he said he'd be back to hear my answer.