(I’m visiting Ohio for about 2 weeks, so we’re going on fun little field trips around here)
Earth Fare is a very “earth-y” grocery store – you know, all actual real food, non-hormone, fair trade – that kind of stuff.
Why exactly did my sister want to take me to Earth Fare?
Well, she said there was this area where you could make your own peanut butter. (Now, don’t get too excited. It’s not any actual work. You press and start and stop button, but it’s still pretty cool to see peanuts become peanut butter.)
We decided we’d grab some of the chocolate peanut butter stuff.
There was sign above that said to grab a container and put your peanut butter in it. So, my sister grabbed a little container. I thought “Oh, what an adorable little container to hold the peanut butter!”
We started to fill it, and the chocolate peanut butter went everywhere. We quickly realized it was actually a container for the honey above us, and we were supposed to use the containers with a much wider top for the peanut butter.
(In our defense, you couldn’t actually see how big the peanut butter spout was due to the positioning of the steel on the machine.)
That was super embarrassing, but I’m hoping no one was paying any attention to us.
We transferred the peanut butter, and after we were successful, looked around doing the whole heel-toe, look around, “do-do-do, nothing going on here” stance.
Then, as we went through the store we were amazed by about 1/3 of the stuff since we’re used to our super-processed diets. (I didn’t even know what some of the stuff was.)
And, we just kept deciding to get things, but we didn’t have a cart, so our arms got more and more full.
Between our inability to understand shapes and sizes, our amazement with things I’m sure everyone in there found normal, and our apparent non-understanding of how people carry food through grocery stores; we were pretty sure anyone who saw us must’ve thought we’d never shopped before.