Bob the Butcher has retired.
I am very sad.
Bob was a rock star! He gave me all kinds of tips, but the best ones were what NOT to buy.
More than once he gave me free meat. Expensive meat, too. I think he understood my reluctance to try something I was unsure of and wanted to prove to me I could cook it and love it.
He would cut stuff up for me and repackage it, just so I wouldn’t have to touch the raw meat to cut it myself. Bob understood my issues.
So far I have met two contenders for Bob’s job. I don’t remember the first guy, but today I met John. (Butchers should have one syllable names) John seems like he can do the job, but I don’t think he’s going to give me free meat. He’ll probably cut stuff up for me, too, but will he “get” me?
I don’t know…
So Bob, wherever you are, I hope you’re enjoying your retirement and that you’ll consider coming back to work once a week (or less! I don’t always buy meat!) just when I am shopping.
Happy Valentine’s Day, too!