Saturday, July 04, 2009

Thinking outside the egg box


Thinking outside the egg box, originally uploaded by epredator.

Imperial measurements led to a cultural ideal that eggs are delivered by the dozen (12), or more usually a half dozen (6). Of course there is no real reason why the number cant be different. Yet after all these years of seeing 6 eggs in a box I found it odd to see 9 in our recent delivery from the online grocery store Ocado.
That slightly weird uncomfortable feeling when things are not in their usual place is a good one to seek out. It does not mean bad things are going to happen merely that you have got set in your ways and something new is occurring.

3 comments:

Joshua S. Fouts said...

I like all the indvidual stamps on the eggs! How do they manage that??

epredator said...

I think the chickens have been bred to stamp the lion quality mark in the actual surface of the egg :)

Anonymous said...

Bloody metric system!