@ and I lead charmed lives. So charmed that we both accidentally took jobs at a place of business a mere two blocks away from one of this country’s greatest resources: Trader Joe’s. In addition to supplying me with many healthy, low-cost food choices, Trader Joe’s generally stocks an endless supply of my beloved Go Lean bars. I like to pick up about six for the week. But yesterday, TJ’s failed me… they were out of Go Lean bars. Eager for my daily treat, I brought up Monday’s incident today with @ while I was heating up my lunch of Taco Soup. The following is gross interpretation of the conversation:
Scene 1: Go Lean Bar Sparks a Heated Conversation Between Co-workers
Lou: Do you think Trader Joe’s got a shipment of Go Lean bars in today? Should I go over there and check or should I call?
@: I’m going over to Trader Joe’s. I’ll check for you.
Lou: Really? Awesome. Hey, if I give you $5, will you buy me $5 worth of Go Lean bars?
@: Um… I don’t know.
Lou: Seriously? You won’t pick up Go Lean bars for me?
@: It’s just that… I don’t know… I feel like your dealer or something.
Lou: You saw the list. It’s not on the list. I don’t have a problem with Go Lean bars. I mean, I don’t think having a Go Lean bar for breakfast and maybe one in the afternoon is a big deal @ sign. It’s not like I’m eating four a day or something—just one or two. And they are healthy! [Pause.] You know what… it’s cool… I’ll go myself. I can get my own Go Lean bars. I don’t want you to feel weird about it or anything.
@: It’s OK. I’ll get them.
Lou: Are you sure? Cause, you know, if you don’t want to…
@: It’s fine. I’ll get them.
Lou: OK. Cool. Well, I appreciate it.
… and scene.
Scene 2: @ Returns from Trader Joe’s Sans Go Leans Bars.
Lou: Seriously? They’re still out of Go Leans bars?
Lou: That’s crazy! I mean, who doesn’t stock enough Go Lean bars? People need their Go Lean Bars! What am I supposed to do, substitute this crappy granola bar in its place? It’s not the same! It’s just not the same…
... and scene.