Ever Shop At Trader Joe's?
I enjoy shopping at Trader Joe's for a lot of reasons. They have a great selection of products at prices that beat your local mega-lo-mart supermarkets. The stores are clean & bright and the customer service is excellent.
There is just one thing I hate about Trader Joe's. Their customers.
All the Trader Joe's I shop at are in well to do tonier sections of town such as Sherman Oaks, Toluca Lake, Studio City, etc. The clientele is almost all upper class limousine liberal hoity toity uptight white people (I only point out their race to demonstrate the lack of diversity at these stores).
These people are rude and annoying. Try to review a shelf of items for more than two seconds and invariably some Viagra chewing soon to be booted out past his prime movie executive is climbing all over you. Scan the produce section for your favorite vegetable and some old million dollar biddy is yapping away on her cell phone about how awful George Bush is and is just standing there in your way. It doesn't seem to matter what time you visit, the place is always packed.
Most of the Trader Joe's stores are far smaller than most grocery stores and aren't a whole lot bigger than a 7-11. So that may be part of the problem. But the other part is the snooty rich people who shop there.
But it may be a small price to pay to get great wine for $2 or those awesome wasabi covered soybeans.