Is this what camp activities include these days? going to a supermarket? When I went to day camp eons ago, we had all sorts of outdoor sports, games, swimming,roasting marshmallows, nature walks,etc. If it rained we might go to a movie or go bowling. I realize all camps are different and have different budgets and monies but a scavenger hunt in a supermarket. !!!! We never did that when I went to Robin Hood or Sands Point Day camp. What ever happened to arts and crafts? I still have my wooden ash tray I made one summer. My wife and I still use it to put our smoked weed while in our jacuzzi. Is going to a supermarket so much fun or an educational event?
Now , being familiar with this particular store's layout, I knew finding those red hot peppers would be a task that would be a challenge to even Dora the Explorer. Where would these kids look to find those elusive red hot peppers? I know they were in the aisle near the pickles and olives. I don't eat either. I'll eat almost anything that walks, runs, hops, skips, swims, flies, or slithers. I said Almost. You won't find any insects,spiders, centipedes,or any of their relatives on my grocery list.
Well, a few minutes after this group of campers left my aisle I heard what sounded like glass breaking and soon afterwards an announcement on the intercom for a clean up in aisle 6. I was in aisle 7. Sure enough some camper had knocked over several jars of peppers that lay strewn all over the floor with broken glass everywhere. An older guy who I think was a counselor told the kids to stay away from the jagged pieces of glass. If you're waiting to read about some bloody artery or lawsuit, you're thinking like I did although that didn't happen that day in that aisle. A store employee came over with a wet mop and pail to clean up the mess. There were broken jars of brands of peppers like Mount Olive, B&G,Vlassic, Ortega, mezetta, and Victoria on the floor. The counselor apologized to the store employee for the mess. Suddenly little Johnny held up a jar of Mancini Red Hot Peppers screaming "I got it. I got it." He would have made Peter Piper proud.