I did not ask for little stickers on my fruit.

I do not want to eat little stickers on my fruit.

I spend time peeling off little stickers on my fruit.

I toss in my trash those little stickers on my fruit.

Those little stickers on my fruit do not grow there.

Someone working minimum wage at The Store must manually put little stickers on my fruit.

Those little stickers on my fruit help The Store track their inventory.

Those little stickers on my fruit make it easier for the cashier to ring it up.

Those little stickers on my fruit generate Big Data that helps the Store do something.

Those little stickers on my fruit support the business interests of The Store.

Those little stickers on my fruit do not do anything for me.

I did not ask for little stickers on my fruit.


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The post "Little Stickers on My Fruit" was originally pushed out of the bottom of a purple jar of Play-Doh at CogDogBlog (http://cogdogblog.com/2015/05/little-stickers-on-my-fruit/) on May 27, 2015.

6 Comments

  • Sandy Brown Jensen

    I HATE little stickers on my fruit! Especially the ones that force me to break the skin when I peel them off.

  • Harriet

    What I especially hate is seeing little stickers on fruit at the Farmer’s Market. What’s up with that??!

  • Cindy Jennings

    This made me laugh! I never really paid any attention to fruit stickers until I started playing with my Keri Smith Wreck This Journal (http://www.kerismith.com/) last year. One of the page fold outs suggests that you collect fruit stickers on the two pages. Here’s my page so far: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4oEWHhW9o3menR6X1drejJNOGs/view?usp=sharing (Sorry I’m not better at figuring out a way to actually put the image in here). I have made a couple of interesting observations based on my own fruit purchases/consumption: One ‘brand’ sticks out above all the rest. Monopoly-esque? The frequency of location of the bananas is interesting to me. I think about farmers/workers who brought that fruit to me. I could track my seasons by what I put on those pages…if i were little more orderly in how I placed the stickers. But heck. The book sez to wreck it. So I did. With stickers.

    • Alan Levine aka CogDog cogdogblog.com

      That’s wild Cindy, and I respect putting something annoying to creative use, such brilliance again from Keri Smith.

      Actually, twas all meant as a metaphor for something… else.

  • Gerry

    Those stickers can be important – US customs took an apple from me once because it had no sticker on it. If it was a Canadian or US apple it would have been fine, but how was he to know?

    Also, be careful when you peel those stickers off http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/scorpion-found-on-organic-bananas-from-b-c-grocery-store-1.3096263

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