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Fresh Sardines

In by Chris on April 12, 2012 at 10:25 pm

“Are they fresh? Were they caught today?”

“He said they were fresh.”


“I think they’re fresh.”

“Well did you look at the eye?”

“The eye?”

“If they’re fresh the eye will be clear, but if they’re thawed out it’s kind of… And if the flesh feels firm, then it’s fresh.”

I couldn’t remember what the eyes looked like, so I led him to the fridge and took out the sardines. The eyes looked clear to me.

He felt them and looked through the plastic.

I began to think I’d made a mistake.

“Wish I’d’ve gotten some,” he finally said.

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