I thought how silly this post must have seemed yesterday.
But as I was waking up this morning, I put my finger on what it is that really bothers me.
Used to be, in Wild Oats I recognized everyone. There was this laid back, natural, granola people atmosphere, some of the kids had dreads, where when you checked out, you got the chin nod from your check-out guy, who was a hippie stoner kid. "Hey. Howzit goin?" All slow and deep-throated.
Last week I got a really chipper gay guy (of course I have nothing against gay guys... if you knew me at all you would know that this is a ridiculous notion - Please, I grew up in the 80's club scene as a young adult) who should be working at a Denny's serving the after-the-bars-close crowd, and then yesterday I got this little over-achiever chipmunk girl who is probably on flag patrol of her highschool band.
It's totally different.
It's gone from "people like me" to this weird, corporate, mainstream fake-friendly feeling.
I really don't like it.