Sunday, March 30

Sticking it to the Man

After Saturday night's parking lot altercation we hit Whole Foods. Check out line and we are stood behind a guy buying 24 yogurts. The Whole Foods cashier is a 350lb brother with aggressive arm tats. Affirmative action in full effect!

Yogurt guy announces that he has 12 2-for-1 coupons for all 24 yogurts. In the 5 minutes it takes Whole Foods lower management to deny the guy his right to use more than one coupon, two things of note happen:

1. The cashier tries 7 times to count the number of yogurts on the belt. Never quite manages.

2. I have to listen to the twat behind me explain how "Not all projects my company work on are classified, just all of mine."

Back to the yogurt incident. The guy announces he will go back in line another 11 times and use his coupons one at a time. #1 brother shrugs and scans the first 2 yogurts. Upon coupon redemption the guy gets money back! Now I realize why he wants to buy all of these stupid organic yogurts.

We've been stood in line 10 minutes now, but we just don't care. This is modern day theater, the ART should do a season of this stuff! Middle management appears, to apologize for the length of the wait. Guess what liberal do-gooders? Middle management is a white guy in a sweater, and he patronizes the A-A cashier for taking so long ... and then asks him to explain what had transpired - in effect holding us up for another minute.

Meanwhile yogurt guy has moved his remaining 22 yogurts to one side and gone to the back of the line.

I like Whole Foods, really I do, but much like Starbucks they are frequented by righteous idiots.

I pulled this example from stuffwhitepeoplelike

“Wil Shipley, a Seattle software developer, uses his iPhone at the Whole Foods fish counter to check websites for updates on which seafood is the most environmentally correct to purchase. He quizzes the staff on where and how a fish was caught. Because he carries the Internet with him, “I can be super-picky,” he said.”

In recent months I've avoided going to Whole Foods (Anne is way too healthy and spends an eternity in the produce section), but I might just have to change my policy and start tracking down these fools.

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