Thursday, January 08, 2009

Shoppin' at the Pig


One of the first surprises of our visit to Grayslake back in November was the the local Piggly Wiggly grocery store. Dallas doesn't have these and I had thought they were only in the south. The other day Gloria was standing in line at the local Jewel Osco, the other local grocery store. Somehow she got into a conversation about the Piggly Wiggly. The other woman said that she normally shops at "The Pig." Piggly Wiggly is already a funny name on it's own, but why would anyone want to call the place they get their food "the Pig." The animated gif of "Mr. Pig" above is from www.pigglywiggly.com. The irony is a bit mesmerizing.

1 comment:

Ms. Rogers said...

Haha...my dad's high school/college job was at "the pig". Good stuff.