Sunday, January 27, 2008

Ben Would Be Proud

Our friend, Ben...former Freezer Monkey and former
Borders employee will be very proud of me. I have
now shopped at a Borders Bookstore in more than one
country. There are actually four New Zealand locations,
but the Riccarton Mall store is the only one in
Christchurch. To be honest, it didn't really seem
different than any other Borders anywhere else in the
U.S. except they had Gloria Jean's Coffee instead of
Seattle's Best. If I really was that picky though,
there was a Starbucks across the street (they own
Seattle's Best so it would have been similar).
To make Ben even happier...there wasn't a single
Barnes and Noble in sight! Regardless, it felt a
little like home as I drank the not-so-great coffee
and read magazines for a couple of hours.


Benjamin said...

GLOBAL DOMINATION FOR BORDERS!!! Eat that barnes & so-not-noble! I am so jealous that you were able to go a Borders store that I have yet to see. Thank you for making my day Tom!

Leslie Ann said...

I didn't know that Starbuck's and Seatle's Best are "the same." I wish I could go out into the world, purchase something and be aware of who I was purchasing from. I guess it would be a full time job to know all of that considering how intertwined corporate America (World) actually is.