Sunday, August 24, 2008
Do I look like an undergraduate?
It's that time of year, again, in the lovely Boston, Massachusetts--the time when thousands of eager college students flock to the city for the fall semester. This fact became very apparent to me today when I visited the local Bed, Bath, and Beyond, fine purveyors of cheap shit made in China for Americans to cram into their homes (or dorm rooms). I was greeted at the door by a lady offering a map of the store (I declined, it's a small store). In the 30 minutes I spent buying 2 pillows, a new sheet set, a hand towel, 4 trouser hangers, and a Pyrex measuring cup, I encountered 6 sales people all making sure I was all set. I did appreciate the customer service, and the one thing I asked for they did not carry (I asked for screw-top Mason jars because I want to make iced coffee). It was still a good time, sorta nostalgic seeing college freshmen there buying stuff with their parents, etc.