Over the weekend, I visited my neighborhood Whole Foods market. I love that place…I really do. I knew they would have the big jar of capers that I wanted to get, and they have loads of different and yummy tepanades to put onto bread or what have you, and I was wanting to serve that to the boyfriend’s parents while they were visiting on Sunday night. I looked over the non-dairy items they have for me to select from, and saw the cream cheese that I might wanna try sometime, and looked for some ricotta, but they didn’t have any. I picked up some more ice cream for both me and the boyfriend (he likes vanilla, and I like the chocolate peanut butter from Soy Delicious...), and then went to check out. I had also picked up some apples in the produce section, because the market I usually buy them from had nothing but crappy, banged up Fuji’s for me to choose from, so I decided to get some at Whole Foods instead. The only apples they had at WF were organic ones, though. This was disappointing to me because I really don’t like paying a higher price for shit just because it hasn’t been protected from bugs for my "benefit". But, oh well…it was one week’s worth of the things, and it’s nothing to get all bent out of shape over, so I grabbed 4 apples.
At the checkout, I asked the general question of whether they ever have apples that AREN’T organic. The chick that was bagging my groceries (or rather, who was organizing my groceries for bagging, but wasn’t bagging yet since she apparently forgot that I asked for plastic bags the first time she asked me…which was about 5 seconds before I asked my question) shot back a reply of, "Because you prefer your food to be covered in pesticides?"
Ok, little weird hippy freak who apparently has the attention span of a 5-year-old, smells like patchouli, and doesn’t know what a comb/hairbrush is, I didn’t ASK you for your opinion of my eating habits, ok? I ASKED the general question of whether or not y’all sell anything OTHER than organic shit, ok? Because I’m pretty sure that, in the past, you have offered both the organic produce items as well as the covered-in-pesticides-bad-for-humans-to-consume kind. And I prefer the latter.
I didn’t say all this to her, though, because I didn’t really care. What I said to her was, "Well, they haven’t hurt me so far. Plus, what I really prefer is to NOT pay $4.50 for 4 small apples."
After the last encounter I had with "coming through!" man at the Wild Oats near my home, and now this weird elfin woman offering me her opinion of my choice of poisons in life, I’m kind of getting turned off of hitting the natural/alternative shopping scenes when it comes to picking up groceries at this point. And that sucks.
Why are the rude hippies working/shopping at my favorite stores as of late? Are they getting bad batches of bugs in their salad and fruit? Are they suppressing their irritation with the high price they pay for organic chicken breasts and smelly cheeses, and letting it all out at weird times with non-hippy types such as myself? Because I can’t sympathize, ok? It’s not ok to talk to people like you are, and you need to stop it. Fuckers.
I want Santino to get sent home tonight**. That is all. Back to work with ya…
**Dammit...didn't realize tonight was the "reunion" special. So I guess Santino won't be going tonight. Although, he might get made fun of one hell of a lot, which is almost as good. So I guess that makes up for it being a "filler" show. I HATE the filler shows! Except, of course, for the bachelor ones where they get all the stupid bitches together to complain about each other and not being picked...and I missed the one they showed on Monday, dammit, because I forgot it was on!! Which just goes to show how tired I was and how thrown off my regular schedule I was by the boyfriend's parents being in town. Dammit.