Ah, the many wonders of an organic supermarket -- except when you don't have hundreds to spend and hours to ogle at rows of gluten-free products.
MacLean, who is from Boulder, Colo., said the blog was inspired by a specific experience at "the world's biggest Whole Foods." She revealed that some details from the story are 100 percent true. In particular:
As I pull up this morning, I see a pregnant lady on the crosswalk holding a baby and groceries. This driver swerves around her and honks. As he speeds off I catch his bumper sticker, which says 'NAMASTE'. Poor lady didn't even hear him approaching because he was driving a Prius. He crept up on her like a panther.
On Wednesday, MacLean described the experience as "a microcosm of everything I hate about our new green culture." But don't expect the comic to bail on the organic wonderland: "I will go to Whole Foods -- possibly in disguise now. I hate Whole Foods, but I somehow find myself there every day."
"I'm the brokest person you've ever had on your show," MacLean riffed. "I have definitely maxed out a couple of credit cards at that place."
Here's another taste (sorry) of her account of what it's like to walk through a Whole Foods:
Next I see the gluten-free section filled with crackers and bread made from various wheat-substitutes such as cardboard and sawdust. I skip this aisle because I'm not rich enough to have dietary restrictions. Ever notice that you don't meet poor people with special diet needs? A gluten intolerant house cleaner? A cab driver with Candida? Candida is what I call a rich, white person problem. You know you've really made it in this world when you get Candida.
MacLean's blog post on the horrors of Whole Foods clearly struck a chord -- it's been liked hundreds of thousands of times on Facebook and dialed up over 1,700 comments.