Category Archives: Living

No Shoes, No Shirt, Great Service

I love my job for many reasons.  One of the main reasons is that I am constantly bombarded with information, data, and opinions from customers and employees.  This puts me in the fortunate position to learn.  As many of us … Continue reading

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A Germaphobe’s Journey

I was brought up in a house where the smell of bleach was quite common.  As a family, we always used separate utensils for serving food and never shared drinks or ate off each other’s plates.  If a grape fell … Continue reading

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Scott Fights Scotts

There’s a creek that runs through my neighborhood.  I walk it frequently.  I consider myself the unofficial keeper of this creek, as I uproot invasive mustard plants and pick up dozens of bags of trash along a mile stretch of the … Continue reading

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Man Walks Dog, Terrorizes Neighborhood

When my wife and I were looking for a house to buy 15 years ago, I told her about a rule I had: the “let-the-dog-out-without-worrying-about-it-getting-hit-by-a-car” rule.  I wasn’t even sure we’d ever get a dog, but figured this rule would also … Continue reading

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Family Dinners, A Family Value

People are usually surprised to learn when I tell them that even though MOM’s typical store footprint is about 1/4 the size of a typical Whole Foods store, our average purchase is about 20% higher.  Our customers buy much more … Continue reading

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Up For Early Adoption

I’m getting a Tesla S.  There.  I said it.  This feels like a confession.  The nicest car I’ve ever driven was a Ford Fusion hybrid (and it is a REALLY nice car, btw).  I basically despise status and will frankly … Continue reading

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Disturbing

It’s taken me 3 weeks to get this blog post out.  I (and many others here at MOM’s) have had my hands full with the moving and opening of our Rockville store and central offices.  Throughout the past month, I … Continue reading

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