So she called me to ask if I would run down and pick her up a 2 pound lobster and keep it until she got home. Now, I don't like seafood, (I know, how can I live on the Cape and not like it, right?) but for her I agreed to go down.
First of all, it smelled all fishy in the there (well, it was a fish market) and I didn't like that right off the bat, but when I asked about the lobsters for $5.99 a pound, the lady behind the counter told me that only applies to the jumbo lobsters.
Ok, so I am not the brightest when it comes to lobsters or seafood of any kind, so I asked for a 2 pound lobster, and she just stared at me!! I repeated my order, and she repeated "it is for the jumbo lobsters"!! And I had to admit I had no idea what she meant by that, and she pointed in the water filled case and said "these are the jumbo lobsters and they are starting at 9 pounds."
So then I think I figured it out....I had to buy a lobster of at least 9 pounds to get the $5.99 rate, which would come to around $54.00!!!! WHAT?!?!
I asked how much for a 2 pound lobster and she said "if I can find one, it will be $10.99 a pound, making a little lobster over $22.00! Highway robbery!!! Needless to say I didn't buy one. I called my daughter and told her about the switch in price and she said "the sign doesn't say that, but nevermind, I just thought if it was cheap enough I would treat myself."
Isn't that like false advertising or something?? To say $5.99 a pound but have it only apply to the jumbo lobsters that are no smaller than 9 pounds??
Hmmmmm, I wonder??
Till Next Time,