Tuesday, February 20, 2007
While Gas Prices Rise, Belarusians Keep Eating Mayo
What with the recent sky-rocketing gas prices, you might think that Belarusians would find this to be a good time to be frugal. But on a recent trip to the Korona supermarket in Minsk, Eritchka realized that Belarusians were taking the carpe diem approach to life. Instead of cutting back on unneeded items, residents of the Republic were displaying signs of increasing decadence. There, in the supermarket, stood a testament to this escalation of self-indulgence: a new section devoted entirely to different varieties of mayonnaise. Eritchka was shocked upon seeing such depravity from such a disciplined people, but then realized that each nation has its Achilles’ heel, and Belarusians were simply powerless in the face of Hellman’s.
In the Above Photo: the “Mayonnaise” section of the Korona supermarket boasts a whopping 50 varieties of mayo and can be found between “Produce” and “Meat.”