Remember years ago when parents used to take their kids to the zoo? In Los Angeles, they do things differently. This morning I went to Whole Foods to buy some orange juice. There were about fifty mothers in the store, kids attached, and the kids were being given a “tour” of the store by a special Whole Foods docent guide.
I followed them around for a while and found the whole thing completely bizarre. Even if the store was preparing the next generation of soy-milk users, do little kids really care about this stuff? Is it fun for them to see vegetables? Will there be Whole Grain Happy Meal Toy next?
Docent Guide: “This is called organic goat cheese. Can you all say that — ORGANIC goat cheese? You want to make sure you always ask for ORGANIC goat cheese, even thought it is much more expensive. You don’t want to be like those poor Mexican children who eat REGULAR goat cheese, do you?”