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Old 02-06-2016, 01:32 PM
 
Location: Raleigh NC
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Yes. I go in there once in a blue moon, not to buy anything mind you but it's usually just a time killer waiting to do something else. The people in there always have a very elitist energy about them, and it's very uncomfortable if you're not 'one of them'. I dunno, I'll stick with the crowd at Aldi. LOL
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Old 02-06-2016, 01:32 PM
 
Location: Silicon Valley
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She parked me in the coffee shop while she shopped. It was pleasant an normal with the barrister doing a reasonable job.
You know Whole Foods prices are high when they have a lawyer in the store to interact with customers. Is the lawyer to draw up the contract for purchasing your cart of groceries?
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Old 02-06-2016, 01:36 PM
 
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You know Whole Foods prices are high when they have a lawyer in the store to interact with customers. Is the lawyer to draw up the contract for purchasing your cart of groceries?
Might well have been. Many years ago our local was owed and run by a disbarred lawyer.
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Old 02-06-2016, 02:00 PM
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Location: Somewhere.
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I like Whole Foods most of the time. There are some good finds in there if you buy their 365 brand. And use their coupon booklets. The only time I had a problem at Whole Foods was the location at Town Square this last September. I purchased about 7 items and when we got home, I saw a $2.85 charge for a small cup of coffee. I did not buy any coffee. But the clerk was drinking a cup of coffee that I think she scanned so I could pay for it without my knowledge???
When I explained it to the manager when we went back the next day, she acted like I lied about the whole thing. I don't lie and to be accused of doing it ticks me off. I have decided to not shop at that particular store anymore when we are in that area. We used to be frequent customers at that one since it had more of things in stock than the Tenaya store.
And now since Smiths sells a lot of the same items we would buy at Whole Foods, we do not even have to go to a Whole Foods. And save more money in the process.
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Old 02-06-2016, 02:01 PM
 
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You know Whole Foods prices are high when they have a lawyer in the store to interact with customers. Is the lawyer to draw up the contract for purchasing your cart of groceries?
A British lawyer at that! The exchange rate agains the pound is a killer!
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Old 02-06-2016, 02:14 PM
 
Location: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
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I have shopped there in the past, even when I was working part time. In fact, the Whole Foods I shopped at was sometimes refered to locally as the ghetto Whole Foods because most of its patrons were lower middle class, students, hippies, and other lower income types, at least by WF standards.

Yes, if you use it as your sole grocery store, you will pay out the wazoo, but if you use it for just the things that are worth paying more for such as meat and dairy, and avoid all packaged, processed stuff, then it serves it purpose. To me, anyway.

As far as the people looking weird, well, at your typical location they are probably mostly rich, stay-at-home housewives, one of the weirdest demographics out there. The square root of (entitlement + self righteousness) * paranoia = some weird facial expressions.
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Old 02-06-2016, 07:00 PM
 
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Frickin Yuppies
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Old 02-06-2016, 07:29 PM
 
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The square root of (entitlement + self righteousness) * paranoia = some weird facial expressions.
You nailed it on the paranoia. They keep looking around and like behind their shoulders and they look SCARED.
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Old 02-06-2016, 07:37 PM
 
Location: Sugarmill Woods , FL
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Nope, not that mad at my money to bother shopping there.
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Old 02-06-2016, 10:05 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Well, they are probably the shoppers like myself who very rarely go in there and walk around in disbelief over how expensive everything is! It can be a very confusing and disturbing experience!
I shopped @ Whole Foods in August 2015 when it opened here in Florida and it was a very interesting experience.
The store was very small for all of it's hype and I agree with you at how all of the items were so expensive!
Granted they had all sorts of items that appealed to the Organic , environmentally , drug free meat & produce market.

I really don't know what you mean by the shoppers being weird though.
Then again I'm a Floridian so weirdness comes with the territory !!

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