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Blog - June 2014

Is that So? A Different Approach to Drama

I love Trader Joes, not only for the food, but for the people who work there, who always have a smile on their face, a bottle of wine to recommend, and a story to share. I heard this one recently from Ben, one of my favorite Trader Joe employees.....

A beautiful Japanese girl whose parents owned a food store lived near the head priest, "first monk," called Hakuin. One day, the young girl's parents discovered she was pregnant. This made her parents angry. At first, she would not confess who the man was, but after much harassment she named the monk as the father of the unborn child.

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