Saturday, 7 May 2011

Field Trip

My grade school class went to the Griffith Observatory.

We watched a movie.

Learned about planets.

Et cetera.

Yesterday I was in the Whole Foods store in La Jolla purchasing curried broccoli salad.

There was a lot of noise coming from the olive bar in the back.

The server and I glanced up at the same time. Then she smiled and said, “Oh it is an elementary class.”


“Yes, they get to walk around the store and taste samples. The group yesterday was chanting ‘chocolate, chocolate, chocolate’ and they got kinda loud.”

School kids line up to try green and black olives.

While checking out, I asked the cashier if Whole Foods sees a lot of field trip groups.

“Oh yeah,” he said. “The kids get to go back to the seafood section and see a whole octopus and stuff.”


Still trying to process this.

Am I the only one that thinks this is an odd choice for a school sponsored trip?

On the plus side, the next generation will know where to buy organic.

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