[Curtain rises on the produce department of the New Pioneer Co-op in Coralville, Iowa. STEVE picks up a hothouse tomato.]
STEVE: I want some salad. Let’s get stuff for salad.
GENIE: We definitely need to eat more salad.
[STEVE goes to put the tomato in the shopping cart.]
GENIE: [Wails.] Noooooo! Put that back!
GENIE: Tomatoes are not in season! We can’t eat them now!
STEVE: But this is a very expensive hothouse tomato. It’s good.
GENIE: It’s not good! It’s never good! No fresh tomatoes out of season! None! We can only use canned!
STEVE: Harrumph. [STEVE replaces the tomato on the pile and drifts away in search of lettuce.]