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#1 Mom in High Heels

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Posted 17 September 2013 - 07:42 PM

This had me rolling on the floor.  It's funny, because it's true.  


*Warning*  Explicit Language


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Posted 17 September 2013 - 07:54 PM

I am seriously unimpressed by the writer.  As my mother pounded into me, if one must rely upon vulgarity and "bad" language, one has little to say in the first place.


I never have seen a WFM that resembles the one described in the article.  A machine to stick my face in for calibrating wrinkles ?!?!   A hawker for group cleansing??  (part of a twelve-step program, I suppose) . . .  I could savage this article still more with little effort. 


I'm quick to poke fun at "Whole Paycheck", where much of our grocery funds are, in fact, spent.  This article, though, leaves me as limp as last month's cilantro that landed on the pavement. 

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Posted 17 September 2013 - 08:00 PM

:lol: I thought it was hysterical!  It sounds exactly like my WF store. 




We are GF (the kids are anyway, dh and I drink beer) and I've decided I much prefer Sprouts to WF, it's much smaller and a bit less pretentious. 

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Posted 17 September 2013 - 08:14 PM

Been in one like that. Never again.


I do much of my non-hoarding shopping at WF, but it's a small neighborhood store and very low key. Many of the people working there I've know for 10 years (it was a New Seasons then a Wild Oats and now a Whole Food; I do NOT miss Wild Oats). I'm not into the who CAM scene, and it is best to assiduously avoid "Whole Body Care" except for a quick dash to get Dr. Bronner's Peppermint soap bars (price matched to Trader Joe's).  But... nice people. Just today I was asking my favourite cheese guy what he'd use for a blue cheese dressing that was similar in profile to a fantastic-but-$40-a-pound-on-sale-and-not-for-dressing Rogue Creamery Blue I love. He snatched a smallish package up and stuck a "Try Me" sticker on it. This is going to be the best blue cheese dressing ever. He knows we buy good cheese and that I'll be back.

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Posted 17 September 2013 - 08:23 PM

Wow-no wonder writer has third in line after stand up comic and actress in her tag. 

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Posted 17 September 2013 - 08:37 PM

Sprouts girl here--- cannot afford to drive past a Whole Foods!

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Posted 17 September 2013 - 09:10 PM

OMW, I was just coming to share this here :lol: I thought it was hilarious, because yes, it's so true! I'm seriously going to start saying Namaste to people now, if only to make myself feel better :D

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Posted 17 September 2013 - 09:39 PM

That was great.  :lol:   I laughed so hard at her description of her cleanse that I think I pulled something.  And that does sound like every WF I've been in.

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Posted 17 September 2013 - 10:31 PM

Agreed, language is unnecessary.

I read it to DH. I was laughing so hard I cried about the "20 once-used" bags. That's me. And my car. Thankfully today I went to Aldi and used a bunch!! LOL!!