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Okay, I'll admit am an “old timer.” I was a grocery store cashier in the olden days before scanners, and before the little code stickers on the produce. Periodically we were tested to remember the differences between all the varieties of apples.
We still get tested. Difference is, instead of having to memorize prices every week, we have codes.
How many types of apples do we sell? Nowadays there’s Red Delicious, Golden Delicious, Fuji, Gala, Joannasburg, Pink Lady, Granny Smith, Jonathan, Rome, MacIntosh, and Winesap.
And we sell them at different times of the year. This is only one product that we're expected to know! Think about that the next time you look in the produce section!
Don't get me started on pears. Bell peppers? Red, orange, yellow and green, all we're missing is blue, indigo and violet and we'll have a full Roy G Biv. The sheer amount of different types of fruit and vegetables baffles me!