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Thursday, March 31, 2011
My Consumerist Highs and Lows
Driving past one of my favorite quick spots to dine and realizing they now have a drive-thru!
This is it!
My chance to grab a delicious Panera Bread mocha without unbuckling and lifting two kids out of the car, herding them across the parking lot like a small flock of geese, corralling them in line, keeping them from licking the glass partition to the baked goods or singing "Jesus Loves Me" at top volume (because lots of people love Jesus too, but maybe they don't love hearing songs about it while they enjoy their breakfast), and getting everyone back out to the car without spilling the mocha.
You can see how the drive-thru would be much speedier than the aforementioned way?
Herding loveable, yet noisy children through the mall on an errand when you see the following sign:
Knowing that said store probably has an expensive high-tech sensor in the doorway that detects and deflects unruly, cracker-covered small children and stay-at-home moms on budgets. Knowing that you will likely spend the majority of your time with your nose pressed against the glass window like a poor British orphan in a silent film.
Am I alone here? Has anyone else recently experienced the highs and lows of the painfully beautiful world of retail?
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