Bad week for:
Not-Whole Foods, after a federal appeals court reinstated a class-action lawsuit accusing the boutique grocer of overcharging customers by “systematically and routinely” overstating the weights of prepackaged food.
Cultural sensitivity, after Lancaster, Calif., Mayor Rex Parris said he was trying to lower the city’s crime rate and raise its income level by bringing in more Asian immigrants. “The same thing happens with the gays,” Parris said. “That’s why I put the new performing arts center right downtown.”
Bingeing, after a peacock wandered into a California liquor store and destroyed $500 worth of wine, Champagne, and liquor with its flapping wings as an animal-control officer and the store’s owner struggled to capture it with a net. “He definitely has expensive taste,” said shop owner Rani Ghanem.