Conversation overheard at Trader Joe’s yesterday.

Two women were walking down the aisle while a four-year-old (my best guesstimate) rode in the cart.

“Red Sweater Blonde” (wearing a sweater in 100 degree heat – anorexic?): Jonah is incredibly picky about his blueberries.

“Hi I’m 40 ButI’m Wearing $300 Dollar Jeans”: (with actual fascination in her voice) Really?

Red Sweater Blonde: Oh yes. He will only eat blueberries from Whole Foods. He refuses to eat Trader Joes blueberries.

“Hi I’m 40 ButI’m Wearing $300 Dollar Jeans”: Wow. That’s amazing that he can tell the difference.

Red Sweater Blonde: Yeah, he’s really advanced for his age.

“Hi I’m 40 But I’m Wearing $300 Dollar Jeans”: Have you tried the pita chips? They’re baked.

You can’t make this shit up!

Posted by Stefanie Wilder Taylor on September 5, 2006 3:28 amUncategorized12 comments  


  1. Phat Kat said,

    This is really good!!!! I wish we had Trader Joes in Canada. I just moved back from LA and TJ is the only LA thing I miss I think!!!

    | September 5, 2006 @ 4:10 am

  2. Akinoluna said,

    And here my mom was, just trying to bribe us into eating fruits and veggies period, nevermind different brands…ha ha…

    | September 5, 2006 @ 12:55 pm

  3. Jaime said,

    Women like that would be blown away by how hicks like me live! We eat blueberries (and huckleberries, strawberries, etc.) FRESH from the bush, *gasp* I guess LA is a different world from the great state of Washington where I live, haha. Great post

    | September 5, 2006 @ 3:25 pm

  4. stephanie said,

    Aren’t $300 jeans only affordable by 40 year old women? Not that I’ll pay that much, but I will find em on Ebay 🙂

    | September 5, 2006 @ 6:28 pm

  5. Julie said,

    Give me a freakin break.

    | September 5, 2006 @ 9:34 pm

  6. Mary Tsao said,

    That is the funniest thing I’ve ever heard! But I totally believe it.

    Thanks for the laugh!

    | September 6, 2006 @ 3:01 am

  7. creative-Type Dad (Tony) said,

    OMG!! Too funny!!
    Yup!! You should hear the people over at Whole Foods talk (in the vitamin area).

    I swear, one of these days I’m going to replace everything with Folger’s Crystals.

    | September 6, 2006 @ 6:40 am

  8. jennster said,

    LMFAO! good god i miss that place

    | September 6, 2006 @ 7:18 pm

  9. Jess Riley said,

    “Yeah, he’s really advanced for his age.”

    HA!!! Now I’m inspired to go to our grocery store on a listening mission.

    | September 7, 2006 @ 4:02 pm

  10. Nila said,

    It’s funny that she would think her kids ability to tell store brands apart makes him advanced.

    Only in LA I suppose.

    | September 8, 2006 @ 6:09 am

  11. Oblivious Maven said,

    Why does everything remind me of movies? lol. This reminds me of the movie L.A. Story where the girlfriend turns around real fast to see what bugs her most about her outfit. And high colonics.

    | September 14, 2006 @ 1:48 am

  12. molly said,

    A word of thanks. “Hi I’m 40 ButI’m Wearing $300 Dollar Jeans” gave me inspiration for a little rant of my own.

    | September 19, 2006 @ 12:12 am

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