Saturday, July 7, 2007

The line at the Kwik-E Mart ...

... was roughly 100 people at 10:30 PM on a Friday night.

I'm still capable of being surprised by the world.


Steve Perry said...

"There's a sucker born every minute."

(Attributed to P.T. Barnum)


"Nobody every went broke underestimating the intelligence (sometimes quote as "taste") of the American public."

H.L. Mencken

Works either with "intelligence" or "taste" here, hey?

Daniel Keys Moran said...

I'm telling you.

100 people, no hyperbole. I'm tempted to go take my video camera on down and start interviewing people in line. What are they expecting to find inside? When they come back out again, were they fulfilled or disappointed?

What I really want is the guy who stood in line for an hour and came back out so thrilled he got in line again. That's the guy I want to interview. I'm thinking of starting my own cult and that guy will be my first convert.

... A few months back my oldest, Alex, picked up my five year old, Connor, and said that he could be in her religion: "You'll be my convert."

Connor hesitated, and then said, "And you'll be my Alex-vert."

quarkwright said...

LOL, alex-vert! My laugh of the day! :D

There is simpsons stuff in my 7-11, but I'm betting the only Kwik-E-Mart in Canada is somewhere in Ontario -- population density and crap like that.

Yeah, I'd maybe try to check it out, but I seriously cannot see standing in line for hours just to shop there. But is it any stupider (more stupid?) to stand in line for over an hour to go on Splash Mountain or other Disney rides? And yet, my hubby and I are planning a trip to Disneyland, just so they kids will not feel they were deprived when they were older.

I guess on some level marketing and movie tie-ins work on everyone. We all just have different sticky points.