May 18th, 2006
|08:43 am - Best of the Bay|
Ha, it's not online, but not only did our store win best grocery store in the SF Bay Guardian's Best of the Bay issue, (they actually retired "Best Health Food Store" a few years ago after we won it so many times in a row) but our cheese samples, along with the olive samples, won "Best Freebies". Awesome!
They did take a dig at our huge "Workers Only" signs but I thought that was funny. It's just that we don't want you to get killed by an electric pallet jack!
that's awesome. i guess "Best Freebies" is good, but it makes me a little leery of the horde.
|Date:||May 18th, 2006 06:40 pm (UTC)|| |
When my Whole Foods location won "best place for a free afternoon snack" in the Best of Denver you have no idea how horrific my next few weeks were, as I worked as the demo coordinator at the time. I could have killed them.
Some customer told me we were out of "appetizers" the other day and I damn near stabbed him with a box knife. Samples, not appetizers. Big difference.
"I wish they'd serve some different hors d'ouvers at this party. It's always cheese!"
It's just a matter of time.
|Date:||May 18th, 2006 07:29 pm (UTC)|| |
Gosh, why hold back?
Right there we have the mindset that I would give anything to remove from the gene pool.
|Date:||May 19th, 2006 02:04 pm (UTC)|| |
I always think of the cheese counter as the amuse bouche before heading over to the bulk bins for the main course.
|Date:||May 19th, 2006 02:06 pm (UTC)|| |
^ This is me, obviosuly. ^
I always wanted to be offed by by an electric pallet jack.
I will be right down, with the other 2174 people, to get the free bees!
You're discriminating against electric pallet jack enthusiasts! How could you!
|Date:||May 18th, 2006 06:46 pm (UTC)|| |
If they weren't a bunch of damned commies, they'd just charge for the opportunity and let the market sort it out!
oh man, I wish I could. I feel we are preventing some needed evolutionary weed-outs. But, as a fellow business owner, I'm sure you understand the insurance issues.
And really, as for the pallet jack... you gotta go some time. Wouldn't it make a great story?
but c'mon. . .
Who are you to assume the masses can't handle themselves around a killer electric pallet jack. Elitist cheese snobs. . .
I have seen quite a few nearly deadly incidents. I can't even describe... it's just too much.
Even the guy looking for that fancy French cheese called "frommage"?
(did I spell that right? My kids ate my brain.)
I was there. It was more like "from....aged?"
the show im a part of tomarrow night got a little write up in the express! this is our 15 minutes, isnt it.
Your icon rules -- that's what rules!
i stole it from a friend and he is fine with spreading the love so feel free to steal it. it is HOTT.
I'm all over it! Thanks a bunch!
that is wonderful
and certainly no kind of new devlopment
today i had the happy time of
going to buy kalamatas
and the sample olive
FORCED ME I SAY
arm twisted behind the back and everything
to buy greek green olives instead
|Date:||May 30th, 2006 06:31 pm (UTC)|| |
I tried to read some of that issue while we were there. Maybe I'm tainted by my experience dating the production manager of the local alternative paper, but the whole thing read like "we're the cool kids. we're cooler than you. We're going to give pumps to our friends, who we also think are cooler than you. Suck it, losers."