The best thing about the Coop, besides the organic foods and plentiful vegetarian options, is the customers who shop there. Basically, everyone from society ladies to hippy chicks and everyone in between shop there. It's a special kind of awesome. For instance last night, I went to the Coop to get a few things I needed. As I headed to the door, I saw two women who could not be more different in their appearance. One woman wore a combination Church Lady/Laura Ashley dress with her hair set nicely up in a bun. She wore conservative shoes and held a sensible bag. She was the epitome of conservative. And the other woman, hootchie does not due her justice. This woman stood literally six feet plus tall and had long bleached blond hair hanging nearly to her butt. She had her bangs feathered? Curled? I'm not even sure what I would call it. All I know is that she coiffed her bangs so that they almost stood like a tornado off to the side of her face. Really, it's not her hair that was so amazing. Her ensemble on the other hand could not have juxtaposed the Church Lady's any more. She wore a top? Apron? Perhaps napkin would be a good description that tied in the back. All that covered her back was two sets of strings holding it all together. Daring, I must say. Her capri pants were white and and skin tight. I could see more of her rear than I certainly cared to view. Finally, she ended her outfit with high healed sandals which honestly were pretty cute.
Am I here to judge these women's choice of dress? Am I critiquing their fashion sense? Okay, I am a little but what I really thought was charming was the fact that these too seemingly different women were engrossed in a conversation in front of the Coop. Their outward appearances did not stop these two women from chatting during the entire time I spent shopping. And when I left the store a third tiny elderly woman had joined in the conversation. Why the hell not?
So there. Healthy eating can bring people together