Friday, January 22, 2010

Ode To Trader Joe's

Dear Trader Joe's,

I feel like our relationship got off to a bad start. I mean, let's be honest, it was not love at first sight. Everyone talked about you like you are so wonderful, but the first time I met you I was not too impressed. (I'm sorry to be harsh. Honesty is the foundation of every relationship.) I came to you with some very specific needs to be met, and you were unable to meet them. I left our first meeting disappointed and frustrated by your inadequacies.

However, in light of our more recent encounters, I just wanted to tell you that my opinion of you has changed. I've learned that I can't come to you with a list of needs, but rather to seek an experience of being delightfully surprised by all of the unique qualities and attributes that other grocery stores simply can't offer. Who else welcomes me with music that makes me want to dance, cashiers who actually are dancing, and opportunities to win a $25 gift card simply for sporting my own bag? Talk about a friend with benefits! I think this relationship is really beneficial for my son as well. He loves how you give him a dozen stickers every time we visit. (You really know how to win a woman's heart.)

So, after much consideration, I have joined the ranks of those who think you are wonderful. I promise to always to embrace you for who you are instead of trying to fit you into some mold that I want you to be. I hope that are relationship continues to grow and blossom!

Stacie Wood


Rebekah said...

Trust me, your relationship will grow and blossom! You will soon discover all the wonderful things about the place and items that are pretty specific to there that are awesome!!! Any kind of cheese you want (of course that doesn't help now), frozen foods that are all natural and are quick and easy for dinners (my favorite is the chinese orange chicken, just make some rice and veggies for sides), and eventually you'll get the point that you know it so well, you can even make a list and do all your shopping just at Trader Joe's!! And who can beat them pulling all your groceries out of the cart and bagging them as well!! I know you'll love it even more! ;)

marci said...

I wish there were a Trader Joe's here in SC. Once I saw a sign that said opening soon Trader Joe's. I was so excited. Come to find out it was a furniture store. What a cruel joke.

Anonymous said...

I am still working on my relationship with Trader Joes's but this gives me hope. :)

Lina said...

amiga, you are hilarious! Welcome to the club, I really like the papayas there!