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Big turn-off at Whole Foods

bibi rose | Aug 14, 200303:00 PM     39

OK, I shop at my local Whole Foods mainly for raw ingredients. Once in a while, I pick up a few prepared foods from their deli.

Yesterday I was standing there waiting to be served. The woman ahead of me was making the server pick tofu out of a tofu-vegetable salad so that she got a whole tub of tofu with no vegetables. She was getting a huge amount, like a pound and a half or something.

I'd actually been planning to get that dish, but by the time it was my turn the tofu had been pretty much picked out of it. I mentioned this to the deli guy. He told me this woman comes in often and does this sort of thing, and so do other customers. I asked why they allow it, since it screws up the dish for anyone else who buys it, and he said they're not allowed to say no to a customer.

I find this really absurd. I now feel like if I buy anything at that deli, I'm risking getting picked-over goods.

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