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Has The Price Of An Arugula Gone Down?  
User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39907 posts, RR: 75
Posted (1 year 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1976 times:

Anybody gone into Whole Foods lately? See what they charge for arugula?
4 years ago, candidate Barack Obama asked this very question.
Since he's been the President for almost 4 years now, had both houses of Congress for 2 years, instituted new nutrition standards that have led to students not being allowed to eat lunches their parents make for them, appointed a nutrition czar and his own wife taking on the issue - I must ask, has the cost of an arugula gone down?


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User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20743 posts, RR: 62
Reply 1, posted (1 year 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1970 times:

Total non-issue. Shortly after that, the LA Times reported that the 99¢-only stores were selling 11-oz. tubs of it. Almost anything at Whole Foods is going to be expensive relative to other stores.


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User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39907 posts, RR: 75
Reply 2, posted (1 year 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1958 times:

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 1):
Total non-issue.



Can I at least ask the question?
I haven't lived in the US in over 2 years and I just want to know if the price of an arugula has come down yet.

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 1):
Shortly after that, the LA Times reported that the 99¢-only stores were selling 11-oz. tubs of it.


So was candidate Obama full of it or just out of touch?



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User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20743 posts, RR: 62
Reply 3, posted (1 year 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1955 times:

Quoting Superfly (Reply 2):
Can I at least ask the question?

Sure! What was the price in 2007, so we can comparison shop for you.



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User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39907 posts, RR: 75
Reply 4, posted (1 year 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1944 times:

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 3):
What was the price in 2007, so we can comparison shop for you.


What's the price in 2012?
You already said that the 99¢-only stores were selling 11-oz. tubs of it.
No need to be so defensive.



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User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20743 posts, RR: 62
Reply 5, posted (1 year 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1939 times:

Not being defensive at all. You brought the subject up, and I'm trying to help. The onus is on you to provide a starting price to compare to though. No one's going to do your research for you if you're simply pulling at straws.


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User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39907 posts, RR: 75
Reply 6, posted (1 year 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1928 times:

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 5):
The onus is on you to provide a starting price to compare to though.



No.
Candidate Obama felt that the supposed high cost of an arugula was important enough to bring up on the campaign trail in 2008. I'm just asking if it's gone down. It's a simple yes or no question.
You already said that the 99¢-only stores were selling 11-oz. tubs of it in 2008, so I doubt the cost was any different in 2007.
Sounds like you're implying candidate Barack was either full of it or just out of touch.
Since he mentioned Whole Foods, has the cost at least gone down there?
I only bought beer at Whole Foods and the only time I'd get arugula was as a pizza topping at my favorite Italian restaurant in S.F. which I haven't ate at since I've moved.



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User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20743 posts, RR: 62
Reply 7, posted (1 year 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 1914 times:

Quoting Superfly (Reply 6):
Sounds like you're implying candidate Barack was either full of it or just out of touch.

You mean like Bush 41 and his famous grocery store scanner moment?

The way you should have formed your question, to avoid appearing to be grasping at straws, would be to say something like "arugula was $X.XX per pound at Whole Foods when Obama made his comments in 2007. What's the relative price today at Whole Foods?"

What the price of it was at the 99¢-only store isn't a factor, really. It was a snippet in an LA Times blog that was showing that the price of arugula was mostly irrelevant. Sorry that point was lost on you.



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User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39907 posts, RR: 75
Reply 8, posted (1 year 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 1904 times:

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 7):
You mean like Bush 41 and his famous grocery store scanner moment?


You're digging back 25 years at a forgotten about spoof and accusing me of "grasping at straws" about a simple question our sitting President?
Who's grasping at straws now?

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 7):
The way you should have formed your question



Oh well, well, well. Sorry if the phrasing of my question was offensive. That was not my intent.
This is the 8th reply and I haven't got a straight answer.

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 7):
What the price of it was at the 99¢-only store isn't a factor


You brought it up.



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User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20743 posts, RR: 62
Reply 9, posted (1 year 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 1890 times:

Quoting Superfly (Reply 8):
This is the 8th reply and I haven't got a straight answer.

I'm merely asking if you have a starting point to compare to. It's your thread! I'm more than happy to stop into Whole Foods tomorrow or the next day when I'm in that part of downtown and check for you.

Yes, amazing, 8th reply and you still don't know the price from 2007? That does sound like grasping at straws to me.

Anyway, I'll update you later this week! That should give you some time to come up with the price from 2007.  



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User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39907 posts, RR: 75
Reply 10, posted (1 year 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 1877 times:

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 9):



As I said; the only time I'd get arugula was as a pizza topping at my favorite Italian restaurant in S.F. which I haven't ate at since I've moved. Now do you want to go to my favorite pizza spot in the Sunset district of San Francisco and ask for the price of their arugula topping?
I never priced arugula at Whole Foods in 2007 but I DO have a right to ask if the price have come down.
Again, you are being very defensive and upset that I asked a question you don't approve of.
Perhaps you could have just left it up to the dozens of Obama supporters here to answer the question.



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User currently offlinealoges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8726 posts, RR: 43
Reply 11, posted (1 year 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 1873 times:

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 9):
That does sound like grasping at straws to me.

Really? To me, it seemed more like grasping at arugula.   



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User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39907 posts, RR: 75
Reply 12, posted (1 year 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 1866 times:

How is asking a simple question "grasping" at anything?
Can I just get a simple yes or no answer?



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User currently offlineAesma From France, joined Nov 2009, 6726 posts, RR: 12
Reply 13, posted (1 year 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 1866 times:

I've googled this thing I've never heard of and I find it's roquette ? Funny as I'm eating some in front of my computer right now. It's mixed with other types of salad though so I wouldn't know the price of it.


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User currently offlinemt99 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 6612 posts, RR: 6
Reply 14, posted (1 year 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 1853 times:
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Quoting Superfly (Reply 12):
How is asking a simple question "grasping" at anything?
Can I just get a simple yes or no answer?


Yes it has. It has droppped significantly. Since you cant tell us what the price was in 2007 you have to belive me

Vote for Obama now?



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User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39907 posts, RR: 75
Reply 15, posted (1 year 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1844 times:

If I knew what the price was at Whole Foods in 2007, then there would be no need for me to ask the question here.
So has the price come down?
Yes or no?

Quoting Aesma (Reply 13):
It's mixed with other types of salad though so I wouldn't know the price of it.



I've had it in salads and as a pizza topping but never bought it at Whole Foods.
As you can see, simpling asking if the price has come down can get a lot of people angry.   



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User currently offlinecharlienorth From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 1131 posts, RR: 5
Reply 16, posted (1 year 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1835 times:

So can anyone answer the man's question"what is the price of Arugula?" is the Whole Foods in Hyde Park higher?

User currently offlinetz757300 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 2869 posts, RR: 6
Reply 17, posted (1 year 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1820 times:

$20.92 per square foot (what an odd measurement).


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User currently offlinevikkyvik From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 10104 posts, RR: 26
Reply 18, posted (1 year 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1797 times:
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I'm only here to say that this is probably the strangest thread title I've read in the last few months.

Reading the replies only made it stranger.

Quoting aloges (Reply 11):
Really? To me, it seemed more like grasping at arugula.

Ba-ZING!



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User currently offlinemt99 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 6612 posts, RR: 6
Reply 19, posted (1 year 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1789 times:
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Quoting tz757300 (Reply 17):
$20.92 per square foot (what an odd measurement).

So Superfly, how many square inches was the pizza you ate? Hahaha



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User currently offlinecws818 From United States of America, joined Aug 2008, 1176 posts, RR: 2
Reply 20, posted (1 year 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1711 times:

Quoting vikkyvik (Reply 18):
I'm only here to say that this is probably the strangest thread title I've read in the last few months.

And the strangest premise, as well.



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User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39907 posts, RR: 75
Reply 21, posted (1 year 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1634 times:

Quoting charlienorth (Reply 16):
So can anyone answer the man's question"what is the price of Arugula?" is the Whole Foods in Hyde Park higher?



I had no idea the arugula price was such a hot potato.   
Whole Foods is an expensive store regardless of it's location. They tend to be in upscale neighborhoods. Candidate Obama in 2008 was simply making a point about the high cost of eating healthy foods and Whole Foods sales healthy products. I actually agree with the point Obama was trying to make. I'll confess that the only products I ever bought from Whole Foods when I lived in San Francisco was their great selection of micro-brews (I was such a beer snob).
Today, 4 years later I just want to know if there has been a change in price since he has been the President that has taken measures to encourage healthier eating.
I see no harm in asking the question but instead I've been subjected to online bullying (another issue Obama has addressed) and I hadn't got a straight answer. I find this surprising considering the number of Obama supporters that chimed in.



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User currently offlineQuokkas From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (1 year 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1613 times:

Quoting Superfly (Reply 12):
Can I just get a simple yes or no answer?

This is A.net. You should know better than to ask a question like that.

An innocent enquiry might have simply said, "in 2007 the price was...What is it now?" But with the reference to Obama asking the same question did you really, honestly expect people to not think this was a pointed question, given your known change of opinion on Obama? We are are all entitled to change opinions based on experience, so that is no criticism. Don't get me wrong: Obama/ Romney I have no say either way but many A.netters are known to have fixed views and dropping a name (be it one or the other) is like a red rag to a bull.

And no, I don't know whether it has come down for two reasons. One, I had to look up what it actually is (    it's called rocket here) and secondly, like most fresh foods it is a seasonal product and the price fluctuates from week to week - just like strawberries, apples and cauliflower. However, I can tell you that my local Woolworth's is offering 30% off all wine when you buy six bottles this week.

I just picked up some lovely Shiraz Merlot. Cheers!

[Edited 2012-11-01 09:22:03]

User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39907 posts, RR: 75
Reply 23, posted (1 year 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1597 times:

Quoting Quokkas (Reply 23):
This is A.net. You should know better than to ask a question like that.



LOL!   Good point.

Quoting Quokkas (Reply 23):
But with the reference to Obama asking the same question did you really, honestly expect people to not think this was a pointed question, given your known change of opinion on Obama?



Shouldn't matter 'who' ask the question. It is a legitimate question and I don't attack members for asking questions, even if I know their views from past threads. I don't like to carry grudges. If I can't answer or attempt to answer a question, I don't bother posting.

Quoting Quokkas (Reply 23):
However, I can tell you that my local Woolworth's is offering 30% off all wine when you buy six bottles this week.

I just picked up some lovely Shiraz Merlot. Cheers!



My best friend Quokkas, are you planning on visiting Bangkok any time soon?  
Pack a suitcase full of those and head on up to BKK. Wine taxes are near 400% here in Thailand.   



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User currently offlineQuokkas From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (1 year 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1595 times:

Quoting Superfly (Reply 24):
Shouldn't matter 'who' ask the question.

Agreed but as you know, some people are prone to see things that may not be there. That is why I often refrain from commenting in some some threads. They go along the lines of "he this, no he didn't, yes he did, but your lot did worse... shifting the goal posts, without actually addressing the original problem.

Quoting Superfly (Reply 24):
Wine taxes are near 400% here in Thailand.

Sheesh, that is steep. If I had my way I'd be on a plane to BKK as soon as possible but I have had to put travel on hold as I look after a parent with Moderate to Severe Alzheimer's. But I would love to share a glass of wine (or beer) with you because I am sure that you have some very amusing and frightful tales to share. Your recent trip to Bangladesh being just one example.

Now, if you could find your way down to PER.... 


25 Post contains images Superfly : You're right about that. I see that a lot. Sorry to hear about that. All the best to you and your family. I can only imagine how difficult that must
26 L-188 : We are talking about Rocket right?
27 Geezer : Hey Larry.......... I've been in every state in the U.S. at least 19 times, and I've never even SEEN (or heard of) a "Whole Foods" ............. and B
28 NoUFO : Wikipedia is your friend, Charley. A common synonym is rucola. And here's the receipe for my European-Union-Sandwich: 1 croissant (France) or lye cro
29 cws818 : Amen to that!
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