My Encounter With the Grocery God

So those of you that live between NY and Virginia and are "foodies" like I am will doubtless know the identity of the red-coated individual in the above picture. That's right, it's Danny Wegman. The Danny Wegman, CEO of Wegmans grocery stores. For those of you who are not familiar, Wegmans is the most well-stocked, well-designed, well-staffed, and all around best grocery store out there. They are the Mercedes-Benz of grocery stores (coming from me, that means something). Plus, their prices are lower than Wal-Mart's!!!

So I was on business in the metro Philly area a few weeks ago and decided to stop by the Downingtown Wegmans to grab a bite to eat for lunch. As I enter the Market Cafe, what to my wondering eyes should appear, but Danny Wegman and 8 tiny reindeer. By "reindeer", I mean 8 other Wegmans executives. They were making their annual holiday rounds, visiting all of their stores and thanking all of their employees personally.

So I was a big Wegmans evangelist before this fateful day. Now, I'm an apostle.