Cheerful nonconformists

Mark Alger glances at some of the staff at his local Whole Foods:

[W]hat amused me was the observation that all of the male employees’ beards looked exactly alike as to length and shape. As though they had a beard inspector who went around at morning check-in with a plastic mask he laid over their chins and made them either shave or glue on additional hairs so everybody had the same whole-wheat-and-chambray uniform appearance to match the store’s corporate theme.

That and the fact that everybody acted stoned.

In this town, alt-grocery stores tend to be stocked with (or by) hippie chicks, but Sixties throwback that I am, I believe in being kind to hippie chicks. I blame Dean Friedman.







2 comments

  1. McGehee »

    15 January 2013 · 10:32 pm

    In this town, alt-grocery stores tend to be stocked with (or by) hippie chicks

    Are their beards all the same length and shape?

  2. CGHill »

    15 January 2013 · 10:48 pm

    They’re a surprisingly, um, diverse lot.

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