According to study- people who buy organic food tend to act like jerks
I don’t think we needed a study to figure this out….
People who buy organic food tend to act like jerks, according to a study published on May 15th in the journal of Social Psychological and Personality Science.
MSNBC states that Renate Raymond, a 40-year-old arts administrator in Seattle told them:
“I stopped at a market to get a fruit platter for a movie night with friends but I couldn’t find one so I asked the produce guy. And he was like, ‘If you want fruit platters, go to Safeway. We’re organic.’ I finally bought a small cake and some strawberries and then at the check stand, the guy was like ‘You didn’t bring your own bag? I need to charge you if you didn’t bring your own bag.’ It was like a ‘Portlandia skit.’ They were so snotty and arrogant.”
The study’s lead author, Kendall Eskine, is an assistant professor of the department of psychological sciences at Loyola University in New Orleans. According to the study, Eskine stated:
“There’s a line of research showing that when people can pat themselves on the back for their moral behavior, they can become self-righteous.”
We finally told the increasingly self righteous, vegan, organic nazi in our family that menus and recipes will no longer be altered to adhere to her gustatory sensitivities. We serve bacon and steak at our house. Live around it or move out.