A panic ensued after a car crashed into a Whole Foods grocery store on Wednesday morning. Residents inside the beltline experienced a roller coaster of emotions upon hearing the news, assuming that the only Whole Foods that existed was the one located at Ridgewood Shopping Center. According to WRAL, the crash happened early in the morning at a Whole Foods in North Raleigh.
Nevertheless, Ridgewood shoppers were still rattled.
“Oh my gah, y’all, I was having flashbacks to when the Volvo drove up the steps at Hayes Barton and that time a car ran into Quail Ridge Books when it was at Ridgewood. I just thought ‘Not again. Not Whole Foods’. We’ve been through enough,” said Anna Elizabeth Summers, loading reusable grocery bags full of non-GMO kale into her Yukon.
“Thank God this wasn’t our Whole Foods. Remember that time Oprah’s Stedman was sitting in the dining area? What if this had been him? What if we lost Oprah’s Stedman?!?!” cried her friend, Mary Ellen Anderson.
Thank God we did not lose Oprah’s Stedman.
The driver of the car was a woman, which led some to question if the incident had anything to do with the fact that it was International Women’s Day.
“Well, in case you were unaware, it is International Women’s Day, so I stand with her right to drive her luxury sedan into a Whole Foods, or whatever stationary structure she chooses. Sometimes you’ve got to break through a Whole Foods wall to break a glass ceiling,” said Gloria Harris, between sips of her Fair Trade Moroccan mint tea.
“I just hope they use recycled LEED-certified lumber from grass fed free range trees when they make the repairs. Anything else would be a slap in the face to the environment.”
A Whole Food representative confirmed that they would be using environmentally conscious materials, but that since a woman had been driving the repairs would only be about 70% of the normal cost.
Shopping at Ridgewood returned to normal by the afternoon, but the incident served as a reminder to not take Whole Foods for granted. Anna Elizabeth may have said it best, “This could happen anywhere, y’all. Be sure to hold your Kombucha a little tighter tonight.”
If you or someone you know is suffering from crashing your car into large stationary structures or buildings, call Stacy Miller at Miller Law Group.