Conservative vs. Liberal dining and grocery comparisons........
- jrvedivici May 6, 2014 10:25 AM
OMG Apparently I like to dine like a liberal !!!!!
That article gave me an identity crisis. I've never eaten the food at any of the places listed. Worse, I go to both Acme and Foodtown since I can get to each without having to drive. I'm so confused. What do I believe?
Oh wait. I have gone to Trader Joe's a few times. But that was only to check out the yoga pants.
Now I'm starting to question the veracity of the data. Think about it - there's no choice for Benghazi! Damn Main Stream Media and their biased lies and cover-ups. . . .
No Ruth Chris?? That's what made me cross the great divide into liberalism!! Hillary 16' !!!!!!!! (ugggghh I can't believe I just typed that, God what I won't do for a good steak)
Thank God I shop at Foodtown so perhaps I can still redeem my conservative values.
I concur on your shopping at Trader Joes.
Hmm...the link is not working for me. So I guess I'm commenting on the comments here.
I'm pretty far to the left. I have been in Whole Foods once, Trader Joe's twice. I rally against both whenever I hear folks wishing we had either in our town. In the last two towns I've lived in, we've been rich with local and regional grocery stores. I can't imagine why we need either of these.
When I do shop at a non-local grocery store, it tends to be Kroger. The kind of run down despite being "spruced up" two years ago Kroger is about 8 blocks away. The prettified Kroger is about a five minute drive.
Using my very unscientific method of mentally browsing through my friends and where they shop, I draw these conclusions:
Moderates on either side with money: Shop at Fresh Market and want a Whole Foods
Conservatives with money: Shop at Fresh Market and Schnucks, would never confess to wanting a Whole Foods
Liberals with money: Shop at Fresh Market and locally owned natural foods stores, work to open cooperative grocery
Progressives with money (I'm closest to this category): Shop at locally owned natural food stores, might pop into fresh market for a mango, wear "No Whole Foods in My Backyard T-shirts," work at opening cooperative grocery store but want it to be less whole foods-y than most cooperative grocery stores
People with comfortable income that still requires them to think about purchases: Shop at Kroger, maybe Schnucks
People struggling: Shop at Aldi, Wal-mart, Meier, maybe Kroger, Mexican grocery stores