Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Whole Foods Family - A Top 5 List
My family is really into healthy eating.
And when I say "my family," I mean my husband.
And when I say "really into," I mean for the past week.
And when I say "healthy eating," I mean cutting back on the cookies.
Let me try that sentence again...
My husband has been trying to eat a little better for the last week, and I am continuing to eat my usual garbage.
However, I thought I would try to help him out a little, and decided to try shopping at Whole Foods.
I actually really like Whole Foods.
The paper products and toiletries weird me out a little bit. But otherwise...good stuff.
Anyway. I ended up at our local Whole Foods, with my toddler, at 4:30pm on a weekday. Just in time for the after work crowd of childless young professionals.
Now I certainly don't have anything against these folks. I used to be one. Perhaps I was even a little jealous of their unstained clothing and the way they could walk down the aisles calmly selecting their dinner ingredients.
But I felt a little out of place.
So I now present to you, the top 5 differences between me and the typical weekday evening Whole Foods shopper.
1. ...are not holding the hand of a tiny person who is screaming "COTTAGE CHEESE!! COTTAGE CHEESE!!" at the top of her lungs.
2. ...do not have someone in their ear reminding them that the meat they are buying at the butcher counter came from actual animals. "I saw pigs at the farm yesterday!"
3. ...are not wondering whose bright idea it was to put glass bottles of salad dressing on the bottom shelf.
4. ...do not need to pry a toddler off the floor of the frozen food aisle who has decided that she won't move unless you allow her to open and shut the freezer door 100 times.
5. ...only need one plastic bag per produce item they are buying. No one will be jealous of their bags, nor will they be intentionally thrown on the floor.
We may have received some odd looks from the other shoppers, but I have to give it to the employees. I'd never encountered a friendlier bunch of workers. My checkout guy told me to have an awesome rest of the day.
Thanks check out guy. I hope you had an awesome rest of the day too. I can only image it got better after we left your lovely store.