Monday, September 29, 2008

Trader Joe's Wherefore Art Thou

Remember how excited I was to stock up on all my favorite Trader Joe's products?! Seems like only yesterday I was salivating over my soon to be purchased chocolate croissants....

When I found out we were headed to a "big" city I thought I'd google my friend TJ and see what happened. Boom. Two hits! AWESOME! I didn't bother writing them down because I knew we'd have internet access at the hotel... plus.... it's Trader Joe's for crying out loud and everyone within spitting distance will know where it is.

Well when we were packing up the room Mr F asked me if I knew where they were. I did not. Mr F busted out the computer and got back to me that he called one and it was not a working number. WTF?! So I told him to google it. He did and got these splendid results.

Sure it was weird that when we went to the official Trader Joe's site they didn't list a location in Charleston... but you can see right there... right at the top of the search that there is clearly one right on Ashley River Road. So off we go into the wild blue yonder. After a few minor arguments about why we couldn't take the scenic route past the old plantations on our way there (I digress) we find our exit. We carefully monitor the street numbers and then we SEE IT.

Devastation set in....

12 comments:

Amy said...

Sorry for your pain, but it made me laugh. And dude, I need that.

Mrs Furious said...

I'm happy to oblige :)

Kiki said...

I tried to warn you by text because I ran over there to check it out.... You can see it on my blog! So upsetting, that's how I ended up at Whole Foods!!!

Amy said...

Ah...sorry for the letdown! If it's any consolation our closest is an hour away...along w/ Whole Foods.

(...and on a personal note...sorry I haven't been posting much! I have been keeping up w/ the happenings but my motivation to post, even on my own bloggidy is low right now!)

Haley said...

Awwwwww maaaaaaan. That blows.

Mary Poppins said...

so how many mattresses did you buy? did they all fit in your cooler? This is way worse then my fiasco at the library that i wrote about on my blog when they mixed up the books that you recommended me.

Mary Poppins said...

and my 18 month old just peed all over the kitchen chair while i was posting that last comment. good times at the Poppins household.

cos164 said...

Oh that really sucks. I have my friend in Seattle send me Trader Joe packages all the time, how crazy is that? I was disappointed because we immediately had to leave for Florida, so I didn't get to go to SEE eyewear or Whole Foods or really anywhere fun this trip. Next time, next time.......

Mrs Furious said...

Kiki,
sadly I am a complete cellphone idiot!
Ugh I was SO disappointed!!


Amy,
" even on my own bloggidy is low right now"
So I've noticed ;)

Take it easy... pregnancy sucks the life out of you!


Haley,
I felt like such a fool... I hate when that happens in front of Mr F!! ;)

Mrs Furious said...

MP,
I don't have to tell you how important this TJs run was too me!
I need those damn croissants!!


Michelle,
maybe by next time they'll have actually built and stocked a real Trader Joes! ;)

Julie said...

Oh, damn, I would have been so annoyed. That so stinks.

Deb said...

Assholes.

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