Middle America Scoffs at South End Grocer

Somehow this story in the Boston Herald about a local grocer in Boston’s South End went viral.

The store specialized in extremely expensive organic foods ($8.50 for a dozen eggs, etc.) and recently was forced to close shop. The manager blamed the closing on her customers for being unloyal and uneducated. One may attribute her emotional outburst to the heartbreak of having her store closed, but this clip taken prior to the closing reveals a prototypical liberal elitist who just oozes condescension (at one point she exclaims that her customers are “not educated enough” to find her products worth the cost).

Honestly, I would have flipped through this story in the Herald, sighed, and moved on. Yet, Middle America is infatuated and horrified by her cluelessness and arrogance. What does it say about me and other Bostonians that we have become so jaded to this type of behavior?  

About swamp_yankee

  • that we’re used to liberal elites…..to those in Nebraska, it’s an oddity to be amazed by…

  • She certainly did not have any thoughts about what happens if she or her future husband look to start up another venture.  Hard to attract customers when you are busy insulting them in the press.

    She does have a point in that many people, not all, want to have organic this, green that, but do not want to pay what providing such products cost.  This is not something that you change by calling your customers “uneducated”.

    I hope they and other future retailers can learn from this episode.

  • fluffy

    “South End grocer scoffs at America” seems correct.

    She will have her moral superiority to keep her fed and clothed.

  • Vote3rdpartynow

    The guy that sold her eggs was probably getting them from the local Market Basket supermarket for $1.29 per dozen and then selling them to her for $5.99 per dozen.

    And what, no bailout?, no tarp funds?