I’ve come back from the supermarket with the occasional odd item, but I guess this counts as “eccentric” rather than plain odd. It just so happened that I was in the veggie section while the onions were being made more presentable, and immediately clapped eyes upon a box full of dye material.
I had to think twice, three times, before actually asking for them, but then eccentricity took over from reserve and the result speaks for itself.
The guy did say I was welcome to help him sort the remaining red onions; I would have liked to have returned the favour, but I think I may have pulled off all the skins and left naked veggies.
In the meantime, hands off – they’re destined for a workshop.