From the look of these inviting Pink Stairs — not to mention the mural of an elaborately-dressed woman and her cat on the wall — you probably would not guess that you were inside an Asian Supermarket called Teso Life (evidently, it is a chain). On second thought, perhaps you would. I mean, maybe that is why people shop there: for the fantasy.
The final object that I photographed before ending my visit to the closing day of Beyond The Streets was this Pink Shopping Cart. The cart wasn’t really part of the exhibit, but it was tucked away in an access corridor and I spied it on my way to the elevators. Because: Pink Thing.
Each year on New Year’s Eve day, I round up all of my not-yet-redeemed free product manufacturer coupons that are expiring at midnight on December 31st and head to Whole Foods and other neighborhood Supermarkets to load up on free stuff! Woo! This year’s haul includes ice cream, milk, frozen vegetable soufflés, and cottage cheese. Food just tastes better when it is free.
Even better, imagine how excited I was to notice this large Plush Shark Toy perched atop the illuminated sign on checkout register Number 9!
Shark Attack, Bitches!
When Trader Joe’s opened its first store in Manhattan it completely changed my life, and it is still the primary grocery store in which I shop, even when it means I must stand in a line that snakes all the way through the store and back to the entrance. It’s always worth it. If you feel similarly, please enjoy this fan-made video with an accompanying original song about all of the many items that make this store incomparably special. Trader Joe’s Forever!
Thanks to Boing Boing for the tip!