I went to a local "health food" store--Lakewinds--last weekend, and noticed a few interesting things.
First of all, hippies appear to be getting a little bit smarter, as the "Lakewinds bans guns on these premises" signs have been removed. Hopefully this store did not learn the hard way that these signs merely tell criminals "Your victims are disarmed for your convenience."
That said, they're not that much smarter, as the checker seemed to be unaware that rye and oats can be ground to make food--he was under the impression that people simply planted them. What one would do with the crop after it had been grown without a means of grinding it into flour is beyond me, but apparently this is something that the health food crowd does.
Finally, there was a bit of hilarity in the bulk foods aisle, where about a dozen "no grazing please" signs have appeared since my last visit. Apparently hippies, like the rest of us, can often be unclear on the concept that one ought to actually purchase food from one's grocery before eating it. Either that, or they're bringing their free range goats in for a snack to increase organic milk production....
The Naughty Poet - If I were a poet of worth Wide with romantical girth I'd snuggle a rhyme Then, after a time, This verse to a poem'd give birth.
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