Food can be deceiving. But when you’ve accidentally purchased butternut squash under the assumption that the sliced, orange cubes are really cheese, you have no one to blame but yourself. This exact grocery store foible played out right before the eyes of the writer James Dator. Like all great scribes of our epoch, Dator decided to document the woeful exchange on Twitter, as the man who made the mistake purchase haggled with the grocery store employees to get his hard earned money back.
What follows is a scenario emblematic of our internet obsessed culture. And an advisory to read the damn labels on your grocery packaging, because squash and cheese have always been very different foods.