There’s a customer who looks like a middle aged hippie that’s had a rough go of it but has top shelve tastes and isn’t afraid to let you know how great his choices in life have been. I saw him at Whole Foods while I was getting a salad and was trying to get away unseen. I overheard him talking loudly in the bakery department to somebody I don’t think he knew.
Yeah…I despise sugar…despise it…I don’t eat it no more…it’s terrible for you
Indiscernible mumbling from other guy who was trying to move away
Well, yeah but I mean processed sugar, bro
More Indiscernible mumbling, more moving away
..yeah…yeah..but that’s not…bro…bro…bro sugar’s bad
I was trying to do an end run and get to the checkout counter
Oh..hey..didn’t see you
Yeah, I come here a lot, it’s the best…simply the best store…I think I’m gonna get me some wine…I usta not drink…but now I like wine…that’s NOT baaaad…ya know and it’s good for you too …all that grape skin…the flavonoids…you know
Yeah…wine..I don’t think you can buy it until 9am (it was 8:45)
Ohhhhhhyeahhhhhh….buuuut it’s wine….it’s good for you
He walked away, I’m at the checkout ringing up my stuff, he appeared behind me with a small chocolate bar
85% pure chocolate bro…this stuff is the best…this shit is good for you…and it’s chocolate…yeah, this is the special stuff…it’s made in Ugundo
Yeah, Africa bro…this stuff.. yeah (then to the cashier) can I buy wine now?
Cashier- not until nine o’clock
But it’s good for you
I gave a wave and left quickly.