Siciliano's Market News, December 23, 2021 Edition

This week's list of new and returning products follow a few words about the true spirit of Christmas


Preamble by Steve Siciliano


I was working the registers late one evening this past week when an older gentlemen shuffled into the store dragging a pull cart packed with bags of groceries. He left the damaged cart, it was missing a wheel, just inside the door, took a couple of unsteady steps forward, then stood for a moment and looked around. Barb was restocking the jars of bulk tea and while I was ringing up the steady stream of customers I heard her ask the old fella if he needed help. "What's he looking for?" I asked her when I got a free moment.


"Not sure," Barb said. "I couldn't understand him."


I stepped out from behind the counter and spotted the man standing in front of the coolers. "What can I help you with? I asked after walking up to him and he mumbled a reply.


"What's that?"


"Beer."


"Beer? What kind of beer?"


"Budweiser," he mumbled.


"Six pack?"


"Yes."