This is messed up because I think the pickle in question actually responded to this.
I was incredibly hungry driving down Folsom Boulevard and really wanted a turkey sandwich. Here’s the problem: Outside of Mr. Pickle’s was a gigantic pickle waving at passersby to go inside. I could have stopped, but I kept going. I was starving, but to be honest, I didn’t want to have to interact with the pickle. Call me an elitist, but if I can go all day without schmoozing with a huge-ass pickle, then I will. I’d rather starve than chill out with a pickle. At Jamba Juice a while back, there was a dude dressed up like a banana, and it reminded me how lonely and sick this world can be. Yeah, it probably speaks to larger mental issues on my part, but if you have a mascot standing around on the street—be it a white guy dressed as a pickle or a black dude like a banana—I’m not going into your store.
May you never have to wear a pickle suit
Re “Pickle prejudice” by Josh Fernandez (SN&R Smorgasbord, April 16):
Pickle, banana … it’s called a job.
I’m happy that you don’t have to wear a food-related uniform, but some folks have those annoying bills like rent, food, utilities and, if they are able to own a car, gas. In these times that college graduates are applying at In-N-Out Burger and the Dollar Tree, I see little humor in your elitism.
Josh, I’m sorry you were hungry for a turkey sandwich, but at least you knew when you found a joint that you felt deserved your patronage, you could afford one. Get over yourself. Someday, sadly, you may be the man in a pickle suit.
Amanda Ridge
West Sacramento
Sorry pickle.
But you are wrong. If I’m ever faced with the grim reality of having to don a pickle suit for cash, I’ll just hang myself.

This is messed up because I think the pickle in question actually responded to this:

Pickle prejudice

I was incredibly hungry driving down Folsom Boulevard and really wanted a turkey sandwich. Here’s the problem: Outside of Mr. Pickle’s was a gigantic pickle waving at passersby to go inside. I could have stopped, but I kept going. I was starving, but to be honest, I didn’t want to have to interact with the pickle. Call me an elitist, but if I can go all day without schmoozing with a huge-ass pickle, then I will. I’d rather starve than chill out with a pickle. At Jamba Juice a while back, there was a dude dressed up like a banana, and it reminded me how lonely and sick this world can be. Yeah, it probably speaks to larger mental issues on my part, but if you have a mascot standing around on the street—be it a white guy dressed as a pickle or a black dude like a banana—I’m not going into your store.

May you never have to wear a pickle suit

Re “Pickle prejudice” by Josh Fernandez (SN&R Smorgasbord, April 16):

Pickle, banana … it’s called a job.

I’m happy that you don’t have to wear a food-related uniform, but some folks have those annoying bills like rent, food, utilities and, if they are able to own a car, gas. In these times that college graduates are applying at In-N-Out Burger and the Dollar Tree, I see little humor in your elitism.

Josh, I’m sorry you were hungry for a turkey sandwich, but at least you knew when you found a joint that you felt deserved your patronage, you could afford one. Get over yourself. Someday, sadly, you may be the man in a pickle suit.

Amanda Ridge

West Sacramento

Sorry pickle. But you are wrong. If I’m ever faced with the grim reality of having to don a pickle suit for cash, I’ll just hang myself.

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Comments

  1. melanie d. says:

    my favorite was a MAN in a statue of liberty suit around tax time. i actually wanted to get out of my car to pat him on the back and tell him everything would be okay.

    i’m not only elitist against people in weird themed business costuming, but i’m sexist too! *patting self on back*

  2. I did that! I dressed up as statue of liberty in woodland once.

  3. John says:

    Brad Pitt used to work in a chicken suit for an El Pollo Loco. A pickle may work wonders for you, Josh.

    Do I need to use “an” in front of El by the way? It doesn’t sound right.

  4. Nah, I would just get rid of the “an” altogether.

  5. John says:

    on second thought it sounds OK.

  6. Yanz says:

    You must have quite a collection of outraged readers’ letters to you. Josh–you are an elitist. That letter writer was funny.

  7. John says:

    OK, Josh, omitting “an” altogether sounds best.

    Mr. Pickle now has me mulling over my grammar. Maybe I should thank him when I see him waving at me. I always wave at him/her or give him a thumbs up. There’s a teen in there who needs some encouragement. I hope the reader will take that into consideration.

  8. Jake Catlett says:

    I live in Vietnam. They don’t have people dressed like food items here, they just have greasy uneducated boys that stand in the middle of the street and get in your way and touch you as you drive by on your motorbike and try to force you to park. Or they scream something intellectual at you like “oi! oi! oi!” or “you! you! you!”

    I refuse to eat at any of those places. However, if they were dressed like food I’d probably stop and take a picture. Then drive away.

    Spitting on them always seems like an option.

  9. fallegirl says:

    Dude, don’t diss the pickle, it has more fans than Nickelback!
    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Can-this-pickle-get-more-fans-than-Nickleback/282013353726?v=info

  10. I am a fan of that pickle!

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