Today I decided to go to the new Wholefoods Market that has recently opened up. I have not been to that one before, and I don't go to ours often because although they are nice stores, the prices are outrageous. Also when I do go I tend to get rather overwhelmed by the extreme organic expensive-ness of it all, wander around for twenty minutes, and then leave without buying anything.
I was having a similar experience today, even more so because this Wholefoods is HUGE, much bigger than our local one. I had picked up a couple of cans of organic kidney beans which was just about all I could cope with, and had decided to call it a day, when I glanced over at the checkout. There was a news channel filming a story about reuseable shopping bags, and how Wholefoods are banning all plastic bags in their stores from tomorrow onwards. (Tomorrow is Earth Day). As I was studiously packing my kidney beans into my reuseable Trader Joe's shopping bags, the news lady walked over to me and asked, "are you reusing those bags?" "Yes," I replied! She then asked "do you often reuse bags?" "Yes I replied, all the time!" She then proceeded to ask me whether I would mind answering a few questions. I said I wouldn't, and so she interviewed me! I immediately, and ridiculously got nervous, blabbed on and on about nothing of course, uttered the complete untruth that Ireland had banned all plastic bags, when I know for a fact that they have just placed a tax on them, (??!!), and generally made a complete fool of myself. Typical of me to totally screw up what was probably my one and only chance at 15 minutes of fame!
I had to laugh though because it was kind of ironic that I was there, with my Trader Joe's reuseable shopping bags this morning of all morning's, when I have never been before, and will probably not go again for a long time. All I can hope is that they have enough sense not to air it!
**Update** The following words were the sum total of my 15 minutes, (or rather three seconds), of fame. "Yeah I think it's great, it's a good idea!" Thank GOODNESS all the rest of it was cut! HILARIOUS!!!!!