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Tuesday, August 23, 2005

To Go or Not To Go (And Another Star Sighting)

I swung by Whole Foods while I was out running errands and was in the express checkout line when I overheard the conversation between the cashier and the person ahead of me. It seems that there's a little bit of technicality that Whole Foods is using, and I won't be surprised if a lot of people actually don't know about this.

The cashier asked the woman, "Is this for here or to go?" and the woman replied, "Whatever you don't charge tax for."

My head immediately swiveled around to listen more closely. I guess if you say "to go", you'd be buying the food just as groceries and therefore won't be subject to sales tax, but if you were to say, "for here", then it would be just like ordering at a restaurant, and although the tables outside of the Whole Foods I was at was hardly what you would call restaurant-worthy, they would charge you the sales tax.

When it was my turn, he scanned my purchases - a bottle of water and a tub of fresh cut mixed melons, my afternoon snack - and then asked, "For here or to go?" I looked at him in surprise, half-waiting for him to bust out laughing at his witty joke, but he didn't. I'd thought it was obvious what I was going to say!

"To go, biaaatch!"

Luckily, I was able to stop myself and meekly say, "To go."

So lesson for the day: Always 'to go' at Whole Foods.

As I was mulling over this in my mind on my way out, wondering if I should be indignant as a customer, this extremely familiar face whizzed by me and I looked back in time to see: Harrison Ford! Woohoo! Hoop earring and all - what a hip-looking old geezer! :P

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Speaking of starsightings, Doogie Howser was in Laguna beach last Sunday. And silly Daniel went so far as to go to the men's restroom just to get a closer look at poor Neil Patrick Harris, who was rinsing himself off in the outside showers. I don't care much for seeing actors, but I wouldn't mind seeing Harrison Ford.

By Anonymous Angela, at August 23, 2005 5:07 PM  

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