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Whole Foods Parking Lot Guy Wants You to Put Down the Phone: 'Your Text Messages Are Not That Important, Dude'

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The guy who made up that rap about the Whole Foods parking lot has a new message for you: just put down the phone.

He doesn't want to hear about your clean bill of health from the STD clinic and he certainly does not want to get stuck behind you texting in line at Huckleberry when all he wants is a friggin maple bacon biscuit.

Like the Andy Rooney of a newer (and yuppier) generation, the Fog and Smog filmmaking team have once again crafted a rap about the little things that make life so hard. one tell him about the restaurants that cater to people who can't bear to part with their phones while dining.