Promotion Backfires in a Hilarious Manner

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Promotion Backfires in a Hilarious Manner

. Saturday, July 12, 2008


Not pictured - barefoot shoppers

Some of you native Chicagoans may have already appreciated the irony of the promotion that took place at Wrigley on Tuesday. In an effort to finally break the axle of the green bandwagon, the Cubs presented Whole Foods Market Day, complete with eco-friendly Whole Foods tote bags for fans. Awesome, right?



Captain Mullet ... I mean Planet ... approves

Yet in a hilarious foisting off of our well-documented curse, Wednesday saw the Lincoln Park Whole Foods Market closed by the Chicago Board of Health.

http://leisureblogs.chicagotribune.com/thestew/2008/07/mice-supermarke.html

Too many mice droppings (you can have a few?!?) and a dead mouse on a glue trap led to the yuppie/hippie consulate being closed temporarily.

"Go Cubs!" this plucky little mouse squeaked, just before crapping all over the Lincoln Park Whole Foods.

The thing I find hilarious about this whole situation is that Whole Foods won't sell lobster because it finds the cooking method inhumane. But they have no problem with gluing a mouse to a piece of paper and letting it struggle itself to death. High five for cruelty-free!

Update: The story got a little less funny when the place failed re-inspection yesterday. And I've shopped there. Blerg.

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