Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

15 Mar 2004, 15:53 p.m.

They Call It "Whole Paycheck"

Hi, reader. I wrote this in 2004 and it's now more than five years old. So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it! I'm keeping this up for historical archive purposes, but the me of today may 100% disagree with what I said then. I rarely edit posts after publishing them, but if I do, I usually leave a note in italics to mark the edit and the reason. If this post is particularly offensive or breaches someone's privacy, please contact me.

Whole Foods has opened a grocery store and deli a few blocks from work. I am a variety fiend, so I adore the $6.99/pound hot bar, which is like a salad bar except that it has a hundred different dishes. I can get lots of little helpings of rice, salad, tamale, mashed potatoes, pudding, and garlic green beans in one meal. Outstanding! However, I sometimes end up paying more for lunch than I would had I gone to some outmoded pay-per-item restaurant. Also, when I pack several items into one box to eat at work, bit of food glop onto and into each other. Actually, garlic chocolate pudding is good.