Cooler than Apple. Or not.
Posted by episode81 on October 3, 2011
I arranged to meet a friend for lunch outside Borders – a great central landmark with shade, books to browse and seating while I wait. Now that Borders has closed, there is no shade, no books and no seating. As I am almost always early, this is a bit of a pain. However, it is right across the street from the very cool Apple store, so I switched our meeting point. No books or seats, but, aaaaah, air conditioning on a hot day 🙂
Anywho, I digress …
While I was hovering by the window, the Sales Associates approached me every few minutes to see if they could help me. After the fifth request, I looked around and realized that I was one of four people hovering. The SAs appeared to be actively trying to discourage the new meeting point.
Sales Associate 6: Welcome to the Apple store. Can I help you find something?
Me: I am waiting for an astronaut.
SA6: <Slack-jawed surprise>
Oh yes. I was waiting for an astronaut. Cooler than the Apple store? I think so.