Thursday, September 06, 2007

Ha, Ha! Look at Me, I'm Funny!

In the quest for organic, sorta free-trade food, if I'm given a choice between Trader Joe's and Whole Foods, I'll take the former. No question about it.

And it's not just because Trader Joe's is quaint and charming, whereas Whole Foods seems unable to shake its undeniable air of pretension...

But because I'd be considerably more at peace with the world if I never again had to hear someone refer to "Whole Foods" as "Whole Paycheck."

And it's not so much the pun that irritates me (true, I found it amusing the first time I heard it), but rather the self-satisfied chuckle that invariably follows on every punster's face, and that knowing look as if to say:

Man, I am sooooo clever.

7 comments:

Michael K said...

I feel the same way about people who say "way cool" or try to high five me. I think that makes me an asshole but (as an asshole) I don't really care.

Anonymous said...

Wow. Sad but true about the cost. And the pretension.
~BPP

Unacademic Advisor said...

Yes, yes, this is all too true. And I prefer TJs, myself.

...but TJs has nothing on Whole Foods when it comes to produce. Not even close.

Winter said...

You should hear some of the stuff I say when I shop at Wild Oats. Do you guys have those up north?

Workman said...

While you may not like the "whole paycheck" joke, you must understand that it works because of the first rule of comedy: "It's funny because it's true."

Stacy said...

I only go to WF once a year, to buy oils to make soap, and that one trip is an assault on my psyche to last the whole year.

The Idea Of Progress said...

Trader Joe's: Owned by German billionare

Whole Foods: Owned by Texas Republican

That being said, I'm a Trader Joe's junkie.