When Good Stores Get Sloppy
By Matt Levine on March 25, 2005
Anyone who ever worked where there was garbage knows that there are rodents too, but when the Lake View Whole Foods Market was closed for a day due to “substantial rodent activity” I am pretty sure that some team member responsible for cleaning up the garbage wasn’t doing their job, and that a combination of poor supervision with bad timing led to the one day closure.Yet as a former fan of the awful 1980’s night time soap opera Dynasty, I couldn’t help wonder: “Could it have been sabotage?”Fictional storyline begins here: Sales rep Sam loses the account he spent two years building. Sam goes to the pet store to buy some rodents. Plants varmints outside and reaches for his cell phone to dial the number for the Health Department Hot Line, which was already programmed into the phone.