5/20/09

Leave my eggs alone

When you visit the grocery store next time, look at the grading used for the eggs. You will see A, AA and AAA eggs. I wonder where all the grade B and grade C eggs are. Do you mean to tell me that there are no grade B or grade C eggs produced or sold in the entire country? Or could it be that "AA" really means B and "A" actually means C, when it comes to rating eggs? But, no one would want to buy grade B or grade C eggs, would they? It would be like buying the regular strength pain relief drug, when you could be buying the "maximum strength" or the "extra strength" version. It would be like purchasing regular canned soup, while you could just as easily be buying the "hearty" version. It would be like buying imitation crab meat, instead of buying the "authentic imitation" crab meat. It would be like ordering a regular pizza, when you could be getting the "gourmet" version. It would be like settling for just diet soda, when you could be getting the "zero calorie" version. Thus it comes to pass that the poultry industry colludes to use the letter "A" and only the letter "A" for grading eggs.

Its either that or someone's got the grade B and grade C eggs and they want to keep them all for themselves. Or ... it could be actually worse. It could be that the same credit rating agencies that rated various securities during the mortgage bubble are now into rating eggs. Hey, no one wants to hire them to rate financial products any more, so they need to look at rating other products to stay in business. Now, that would be a far worse scenario wouldn't it? It would be as if these people at the rating agencies are not yet satisfied even after ruining our metaphorical nest eggs. And now they are itching to go after the real ones too.

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