I go to the grocery store more than you. Trust me, I do.
Its my job.
I shop for my cooking classes, my clients, my dad,
and of course, for me.
We live in an age of consumerism where your persona is construed by how/where you choose to spend your money. Like if you spend your money on Ed Hardy shirts says to me that you’re confident in your fashion choices and don’t mind that white people like to hate you.
The same goes for which grocery store you visit. So to help you discover your “grocery store personality” I’ve created another quiz.
1.You’re waiting in line and you’re likely to overhear which of the following sentences:
a) “I gave a thousand dollars to aid in Japan and I don’t even live there, THAT’S how much I care.”
b) “ ‘Kitty-and-Me’ yoga was really grueling today!”
c) “It’s OK to hit girls as long as you’re under 18. Once you turn 18, you’re an adult, and you can get in big trouble for that.”
d) “I usually never say this, but there’s too many frozen burrito options here.”
2. When it comes to music, I like:
a) I like to say The Black Keys is my favorite band but it’s really The Dave Matthews Band.
b) Joni Mitchell, The Beatles, or Sade
c) Anything by Billy Ray Cyrus or The Dixie Chicks
d) Puff Daddy (circa 90’s), Britney Spears (when we still thought she was a virgin), Shania Twain
3. When it comes to apparel, you like to wear:
a) Anything lululemon and sunglasses (especially indoors)
b) You say you don’t like Urban Outfitters, but you dress like you jumped straight out of their catalogue.
c) If you’re a woman, you like to wear tube tops. If you’re a guy, you’re probably shirtless.
d) Pajama pants and/or college sweatshirts
4. During my free time, I like to:
a) Horseback ride, ski, brag about how many “multi-ethnic friends” I have
c) watch football, watch NASCAR, and shoot shit
d) play with my cat (s)
5. My car of choice is:
a) an all electric, zero emissions luxury car
b) a prius (or any hybrid car)
c) a mini van (or any van, actually)
d) an SUV (but you really want a hybrid car even though you’ll never get one)
Ok. Now its time to tally up which letter you chose the most:
Mostly A’s: Whole Foods
You’re probably smug but don’t know it. You actually liked high school. You hate America. You secretly wish they sold Diet Coke at Whole Foods and that old people wouldn’t move so slow around the food bar at Whole Foods. You’re afraid of high fructose corn syrup like its a flesh eating virus and you definitely hate people that wear Ed Hardy.
Mostly B’s:Trader Joes
You enjoy crying. You feel bad about gentrification but you can’t afford to not to gentrify. You wear those TOMS shoes. You’re considered the “funny one” of your social circle but you steal your jokes from my twitter account. You like anything “vintage” or “retro” even if its totally not. Best of all, you pat yourself on the back for shopping at Trader Joe’s
Mostly C’s:Wal Mart
You have several children. You like buying everything in bulk. You think a hipster is an overweight dancer from the 1920s. “Sex and the City” scares you. When someone says, “drafting” you think of NASCAR first. You enjoy yellow smily faces.
Mostly D’s: Safeway/Kroger (Ralphs)/Albertsons
You probably live in the suburbs. You’re probably seeking out diet soda, gum, gossip magazines, peaches from Chile, tampons that don’t give you splinters (see Trader Joe’s), and all the other items the other stores don’t sell.
Ok, how did you stack up? Where do you shop the most?