Sunday, September 09, 2012
Recently a friend of mine gave me a bag containing a pound of dried navy beans which he had bought by accident but could not eat, as he doesn't consume products from China, a country he believes utilizes slave labor. He helpfully pointed out the words "Produce of China" at the bottom of the ingredients list. Having no such qualms, I took the bag home and prepared to soak the beans. The first instruction read "Examine the product and discard all foreign matter." After I had accomplished that, I found I had no need to go on to step two.