In terms of vegetables, corn is a pretty good one. It's not particularly rare, or expensive, or even especially adventurous or nutritious. But it's fine. However, you'd think an ear of corn were worth as much as a brick of gold the way a crowd of shoppers recently reacted to a sale on the stuff at a Canadian grocery store, trampling and elbowing each other to get in on the deal.
This past weekend, Michael's No Frills supermarket outside Toronto, Canada was running a pretty great sale on fresh corn, selling a dozen ears for $1.68, or roughly 14 cents apiece. And while there's no arguing that that is a spectacular bargain for a whole bunch of fresh vegetables, some shoppers were less than gracious or polite about making sure they cashed in on it. In fact, a few of them got so excited that they literally knocked over boxes and climbed over one another in order to get to the bin full of husks.