Spotted At T & N Wine & Liquor: Chicks & Bunnies
When I hopped off the bus after today’s sojourn I encountered this, the latest window display at T & N Wine and Liquor. As you can see it is garnering a great deal of attention. When I arrived home my inbox was filled with inquiries as to what is going to happen to these chicks after Easter. Here’s the scoop per this establishment’s proprietor, Chris. CAVEAT: this story does not have a happy ending.
Chris purchased these chicks from a hatchery. He ordered twenty five of them so they tossed in one more (the dark one) for free. Believe it or not these little ones were delivered via the United States Postal Service. He had to go to our illustrious post office to pick them up. After Easter they will go to a farm a friend of his owns upstate. Here they will live for six weeks. After that they will be dinner. Apparently this variety of chicken is has been bred/engineered for body mass. After six weeks their legs can no longer support their bodies.
What a piece of work is a man, how noble in reason, how infinite in faculties, in form and moving how express and admirable, in action how like an angel, in apprehension how like a god! the beauty of the world, the paragon of animals—and yet, to me, what is this quintessence of dust? Man delights not me— nor woman neither, though by your smiling you seem to say so.— Hamlet
UPDATE, April 1, 2010: I have just learned that Chris has changed his plan. Anyone who wants a chick after Easter can have one. Oh yeah, as for the rabbits: they belong to a friend.
UPDATE, April 2, 2010: It would appear that NBC surfs blogs for leads. As it would happen I spoke with the proprietor of T & N Wine and Liquor last night. He told me that the reporter said they learned about his display “on the Internet”.