Whole Paycheck Sign

Saw this on the register as I checked out. I miraculously only spent 35$, but, as the cashier pointed out, that was entirely on produce. OK, and one box of cookies.

This healthy snack seems kinda steep, doesn’t it? Heart’s in the right place, but it is Whole Paycheck, after all.

Cereal Bar
Cup of applesauce
Quack n Bites ( don’t know what this is, let’s substitute Peppridge Farm Goldfish)

4$??? Any of these foods bought in large packages could be divided and cost, oh, a dollar maybe.

7 Comments so far

  1. fork it (unregistered) on September 27th, 2006 @ 12:32 pm

    Well, sure, but you still have to pay for delivery and they add on an extra $1.50 to help ease liberal guilt by those who shop at Whole Foods act like they are giving more while continuing to pretend the ‘Loin doesn’t exist.

    And why do you write “35$?” I believe it is properly written as “$35.” Same with “4$” – should be “$4.”

  2. Nancy (unregistered) on September 27th, 2006 @ 1:28 pm

    Tomato/tomatoe. 4$/$4. Fork it, it’s a european mode of expressing money value, and it works phonetically as well; 4$ = “four dollars”. Perfectly valid. Shifting it around does not alter the content of the piece, so who cares?

    As for the cost of healthy snacks for kids – there’s another cost here: the cost of individual packaging. I’d be more inclined to purchase a bulk box and have the kids get their share served into reuseable cups, thus reducing packaging waste AND teaching a lesson in portioning and rationing.

  3. Nancy (unregistered) on September 27th, 2006 @ 1:34 pm

    Lauren recently wrote up her experience with this same issue – healthy kids snacks – that is definately food for thought.

  4. Fork it (unregistered) on September 27th, 2006 @ 2:32 pm

    Because errors distract from the content of the piece. This isn’t a UK or Euro metroblogging site, so unless the author grew up abroad, it just looks affected.

    Even Nancy’s example of “Tomato/tomatoe” supports the fact that “4$” is an error the correct spelling for that particular fruit is “Tomato” and the only time you’d add an “e” would be to make it a plural “Tomatoes.”

  5. Mattymatt (unregistered) on September 27th, 2006 @ 3:12 pm

    I’m lollerskating at “tomato/tomatoe.” That’s like saying “San Francisco/San Fransisco.”

  6. Nancy (unregistered) on September 27th, 2006 @ 4:50 pm

    Then you guys must freak out when you see ‘EssEff’ in print, eh? I’m just not seeing what’s here to get worked up about. If this were an AP product, I could see it. But it’s a blaaaawg.


  7. Lauren (unregistered) on September 27th, 2006 @ 5:24 pm

    Those in-kind donations like that aren’t usually the best way to support a non-profit. For example, where I volunteer (and had the whole snack experience that Nancy linked to), we got boxes and boxes of shampoo, soap, chapstick, etc, for the moms. They were in cute little bags that I am sure people paid $15 at the Whole Foods checkout stand. Then they shipped them over to us. Because we only have maybe 20 moms living at the facility, we didn’t really have much use for the all of the bottles of body oil and other stuff that we got. Instead, we sorted out all of the supplies and put them in bins so the moms could get what they really needed. But honestly, most of it is still sitting in the cabinet going unused.

    My point is, those little bags are cute and its a nice idea, but the two best ways to support charities is to give cash and your time.

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