Tuesday, May 3

Hypocrisy

1. The practice of professing beliefs, feelings, or virtues that one does not hold or possess; falseness.
2. An act or instance of such falseness.


Scene: Berekely Bowl - a local, co-op, predominately organic, whole grain foods. Long line for the check out, typical.

Lady talking with clerk - blah, blah, I eat only organic, blah. "It tastes so much better. So much richer, when your food is all organic. My children and I never get sick. People complain about how much more expensive it is, but when you look at what they're spending at the doctors, I'm paying for my health!"

Clerk: "Yeah, I've been interested in getting started with that. What do you think I should start with?"

Lady: "All your dairy products and produce. Compare the taste of a non-organic tomato to an organic tomato. You'll see. Plus, you'll be so much healthier. And really when you think about it, who wants to be supporting all those chemicals?"

Clerk: "Paper or plastic?"

Lady: "Plastic. And could you double bag it?"

1 comment:

linda said...

Hah!
I had something similar happen on Earth Day. A woman purchased a soup to take to an earth day picnic. She insisted that the soup be wrapped in a paper bag, separate from the bread (also in a paper bag). Then the whole works went into plastic! When she told me it was for a picnic for Earth day, I jsut looked at her and said "That's a little ironic, isn't it?" At least she had the grace to look guilty.