|The Traditional Hippie|
|The Post-Modern Hippie|
The following clues will aid you in identifying the post-modern hippies in your workplace.
Clue Number One: Individual is vegan. If a person can’t eat jello because it used to be a horse, you are dealing with a post-modern hippie. Back away slowly.
Clue Number Two: Individual brings strange food into the workplace. If someone seems delighted that their swamp-green algae protein shake is still in the freezer, you are dealing with a post-modern hippie. Back away slowly.
Sometimes it is important to consider the motivation behind bringing strange food or beverages into the workplace. Questions like this one can help you identify post-modern hippies BEFORE they ask you to yoga class. Consider the following scenario:
Co-worker sends email announcing that she has brought in homemade soymilk for everyone to ‘enjoy.’ Why did your co-worker bring in homemade soy milk? Choose carefully from the statements below:
A. She is Vietnamese and celebrating her ethnic heritage
B. Over-the-counter soymilk sold in grocery stores is not organic enough
C. Over-the-counter soymilk sold in grocery stores has too many preservatives
And the answer is… it doesn’t matter. Normal people DO NOT make their own soymilk. Only a post-modern hippie would spend an evening juicing soybeans for people to put in their herbal tea. For that matter, only a post-modern hippie would consume soymilk. You should immediately dust the soymilk container for prints to weed out the rest of the hippies.
If you find yourself surrounded by post-modern hippies, you may find it necessary to try to blend in. If they think you are one of them, they won't attack. This t-shirt should be enough to convince the hippies. It is 100% dairy free.
Please feel free to contribute more ways to identify post-modern hippies in the workplace. Knowledge is power.