Sunday, November 11, 2007

The Honor System

You won't find this in the city: a vegetable stand where you take what you want and leave your money in a jar.



7 comments:

Supafly Turbo Cyborg said...

It is astonishing. Not even here, where it takes me less than three hours to get to NYC or Philly and only four hours to D.C. but is more remote than P-town, do people have roadside stands using the honor system. I'm not joking about being more out in the boonies than home is.

M@ said...

I grew up w/ that sort of mentality as a child in bucolic Vermont, where one year surplus zucchinis flooded the backyard gardens.

I know, it's sick.

Michael K said...

You must divulge the location of this tomato bounty and the free coffee can of loot. The cash would be spent on bacon, lettuce, bread and mayo.

Woodrow said...

I know where there's one of those. True story: Once I stopped there to get some 'maters and there were no prices posted, just the can. So I guessed.

disgruntled world citizen said...

I've heard of some used bookstores in small airports that have the honor system. They supposedly are profitable. Why? Because customers leave more than they have to.

M@ said...

I think people vastly OVERESTIMATE the value of fresh produce. An ex of mine once paid five 1999 U.S. dollars for a cantaloupe.

Pamela said...

we've got some of those around our town.