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    Eway is offline Senior Member
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    Default loose poppyseeds?

    Read this from "Extra Nutty! Even More Letters from a Nut" by Ted L. Nancy:

    Dear Safeway Supermarkets,
    Do you sell loose poppyseeds? ....... I need just a few poppy seeds. Maybe 5 or 6......My friends in the Gilroy area shop at your store and they said that if I wrote you I could order a few poppyseeds from you. Is that true?....

    And the reply from Safeway was:

    Safeway does carry poppy seeds as a seasonal item. ...but they do not come loose. They come in packets....

    My question is ~~ what are loose poppyseeds?
    I can "detect" that the letter was written in a humorous tone.
    But what's the humor of it??

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    Default Re: loose poppyseeds?

    Quote Originally Posted by Eway
    Read this from "Extra Nutty! Even More Letters from a Nut" by Ted L. Nancy:

    Dear Safeway Supermarkets,
    Do you sell loose poppyseeds? ....... I need just a few poppy seeds. Maybe 5 or 6......My friends in the Gilroy area shop at your store and they said that if I wrote you I could order a few poppyseeds from you. Is that true?....

    And the reply from Safeway was:

    Safeway does carry poppy seeds as a seasonal item. ...but they do not come loose. They come in packets....

    My question is ~~ what are loose poppyseeds?

    Were you trying to make fun of the grocery store? Poppy seeds are about the size of a pinhead. Buy a roll with poppy seeds and scrape a few off. As the high oil content causes nuts to spoil rapidly they are seasonal items at least unprocessed ones. An other option is a whole food store carying bulk items. Bulk means you can purchase a specified quantity not a prepacked one.
    I can "detect" that the letter was written in a humorous tone.
    But what's the humor of it??

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