Laura’s Team Pick:
Even though they have those fancy rice cake popper machines and provided me with an amazing recipe for goat cheese cheese cake, I’ve always felt a little weird about Whole Foods. Something about people thinking they’re better than I am for buying pricey food. (Disclaimer: Not that this has ever stopped me from shopping there; it’s my first stop when I go to Ohio because there are bound to be at least 2.5 lesbians there.) Luckily, a disgruntled former employee has provided me with ammunition for my dislike – a 2,000-word resignation letter that attacks the company’s core values. These are some of my favorite:
+Oh, you don’t recycle properly?
+Oh, you sometimes intentionally order too much just to guarantee a full shelf, knowing full well the product will most likely be thrown out?
+Oh, you’ve somehow created the worst computer program I’ve ever used to run your entire buying system? IRMA is some Windows 95 era stuff, guys. I could design a significantly better interface in 30 minutes on a pad of paper. I know several students who could create a superior program in their spare time. Was someone actually hired to create that thing? Was it the Realplayer dudes? Even Captain Picard couldn’t facepalm hard enough to express the amount of failure in that… that, thing…