Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Another place I'm glad I don't work:

At the "China National Native Produce & Animal by-Product Import & Export Corporation, Shanghai Native Produce Branch."

Could you imagine having to answer the phone like that all day long?

They are the packers of "Instant Chrysanthemum Beverage," which comprises sugar and (sic) Chrysant HE Mum powder. It may be an acquired taste, but initial impressions are of sugar dissolved in lower Mississippi River water. Perhaps it is what Chinese Astronauts drink instead of Tang; in any case, one is reminded that in the language of flowers, Chrysanthemums represent death.

I will steadfastly resist any urge to acquire a taste for this product. I don't imagine it will be much of an issue.

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