Editor: Back a while ago I wrote what I thought would be my last letter to the editor for 2013. After reading Tim Goddard’s Letter of the Day, December 14, (Meat prices reduced due to possible genital exposure?) I just had to offer an opinion.
First of all, Mr. Goddard your CFA status has just been upgraded. With a sense of humour like that, you fit in well with we Islanders. I read the initial Guardian story re the “meat thief” and cringed at the possibility of that meat being put back on the shelf. And, I was tempted to write a letter at the time. But it was a very busy time for me with my son visiting, but now your letter fit right in with my schedule today.
I will say, that I got a great breakfast time chuckle at 6:30 a.m. when I read your letter. In fact, I read the letter a second time just to get a second laugh. And what a headline. What is that, 78 point bold?
I will make it a point to ask the store manager the next time I’m in just what the policy is on perishable foods in a case like this. I would have thought that stolen goods had to be presented in court for proof of the crime and then, in the case of perishables, disposed of.
Surely the supermarket is not so bad off, that this “high end” meat product had to be put back out for sale after it was stashed in the low-end of the thief’s anatomy. Maybe my family is on the right track with our on-going journey into veganism.