Grocery Stores Are True Meat Markets For Meeting People
A male friend and I were sitting in a bar when a girl of ample cleavage – revealed in an eye-popping V-neck dress that plunged down practically to her navel – plopped down next to us and started talking to us.
She could immediately tell we were single and – in rapid-fire succession – started telling us places other than bars are good spots for meeting girls.
I have long known that the best place for that is the workplace. Especially if you’re at a big company. Even then, there are clients (better keep it to accounts on which you are not working), vendors, suppliers, etc.
But where she mentioned was the super market. And one in particular, Whole Foods in El Segundo, CA, at lunchtime, she highly recommended as a top spot (she said she was married tho we could tell she likely fools around and was not wearing a ring).
A key to making the girls know you are single, she pointed out, was to put toilet paper in your basket. Because, she said, “only single guys buy their own toilet paper.” It’s a very astute observation!
Since I have background in journalism and have done my share of investigative reporting, this is something I felt I needed to look into, so the next day I went to Whole Foods.
I arrived a little after noon and headed straight to the toilet paper section. Except Whole Foods apparently does not HAVE a toilet paper section (I cannot completely confirm this because I am a man and the fact I could not find something in a store is by no means verification is does not exist).
What I most definitely could not find were any single women. There were a few guys there, for sure, and it’s easy to see how Whole Foods WOULD attract a lot of single people at lunch. It has two food bar areas, a spot for sandwiches and tables inside and outside.
The area is full of single people working in aerospace, finance and in the travel and airline industries. Perhaps my timing was off; maybe I should have gone at, say 11:30. Or Thursdays are not its best day for spotting singles.
Later, I saw a former neighbor who told me that she ran into Maria Sharapova, the tall leggy tennis player who lives in Manhattan Beach, at Whole Foods. Or more appropriately, that Sharapova ran into her, quite literally, bumping her with cart. Maria was the berries section, by the way.
So while Whole Foods proved to be slow for single girls on this day, I do know that the Vons in Hermosa Beach is an outstanding place to find them. Especially late Friday afternoons or the early evening. Yes, Happy Hour time!
Next time I’m there, I’ll head straight to the toilet paper section – assuming I can find it, of course – to see if any girls are hanging around that area scoping for single men.