In a moment of weakness, I bought some boneless, skinless chicken breasts at Price Chopper. After opening it and repackaging the leftovers, I tossed the package into the trash.
It made a thud.
Styrofoam doesn’t thud.
I fished it out and retrieved my scale. It weighed just south of 4 ounces. A quarter pound of styrofoam and chicken diaper, for which I paid about 75 cents.
What would I have gotten at the local butcher shop, where the staff pulls chicken from a tray, leaving the water behind, weighs it, then packs it?
It’s a point I’ll remember in my next weak shopping moment.