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The Krispy Kreme down the road from our apartment (well, about two miles away) is having its grand opening tomorrow. I read a news story saying that Cornell is going to be blocked off for a block or two or three because of all the traffic that is expected. Nobody can go through except for drive-through customers and the handicapped; everybody else has to park a ways away and walk in. And this road closure is expected for AT LEAST A WEEK.

I do NOT understand the allure of Krispy Kremes. They're just donuts. They taste the same as Safeway donuts when left out for an hour. OK, so you get 'em fresh. You can do that at lots of little bakeries all over the place. OK, so you might get a free one while you're standing in line for four hours. Whoopee. How much is a donut, a buck? Ooh, you're saving a whole buck just by standing in line for four hours. I just don't get it.

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solteronita
Aug. 25th, 2003 07:39 pm (UTC)
I haven't met a single person that gets it. The same thing happened when the one on 82nd opened a few weeks ago. Dumb.
rivulet
Aug. 25th, 2003 07:41 pm (UTC)
It's weird that nobody we know gets it, yet all these people that stand in line for so long have to get it - and how come we don't know any of them?
solteronita
Aug. 25th, 2003 07:47 pm (UTC)
Well, someone out there likes large corporations ruling the world. Really, it's the equivalent of throwing a party over the opening of a new McDonald's or Starbucks or Walmart. Like I said, dumb.
rivulet
Aug. 25th, 2003 07:55 pm (UTC)
I'm not sure if it's quite the same, because I've never had someone say "YAY! There's going to be a new McDonald's down the street! I'm going to go stand in line for four hours to get some McNuggets - they're the best in the world!"

But it sure must be nice that they didn't have to do much and they're the king of the donut world all of a sudden.
solteronita
Aug. 25th, 2003 08:02 pm (UTC)
Yeah, well my point is that we DON'T celebrate the opening of other chains (because that would be ridiculous), that's why it's so silly.
rivulet
Aug. 25th, 2003 08:10 pm (UTC)
Oh. Yeah. Sorry. :D
rini
Aug. 25th, 2003 08:00 pm (UTC)
hehe, it's just like how I know maybe two people who would have voted for Bush and yet he's president ;-)
There are all these people in the US whose actions on inexplicable!
rivulet
Aug. 25th, 2003 08:09 pm (UTC)
Man, why do you always try to bring Bush into it? I didn't even vote for the man! :P
rini
Aug. 25th, 2003 08:21 pm (UTC)
silly girl! I was just teasing you!!!

:-)

but yes, there is a lot of behavior that's inexplicable. Like why do some people need $8k diamond rings? Why do people park on driveways? Why would anyone eat tripe? Who thinks Hot Topic is really hot? You know? These are the days of our lives!
rivulet
Aug. 25th, 2003 08:26 pm (UTC)
It's a mad, mad, mad, mad world, eh?
thegrrrl
Aug. 25th, 2003 07:42 pm (UTC)
Hey. I went to Florida for my honeymoon and while there our waiter raved about the Krispe Kreme donuts that they were serving. The rest of the guests seemed so excited (this was at a Disney Resort). We, from Canada, had no clue what he was talking about. So we tried one.

You're right. It's just... a donut. I didn't understand the craze.
rivulet
Aug. 25th, 2003 07:45 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I'd really like to find someone who can explain it to me. Maybe part of it is that I don't really like donuts at all.

And YOU'RE BACK! How come you haven't told us all about the wedding and posted pictures?! C'mon, lazy!
thegrrrl
Aug. 25th, 2003 07:48 pm (UTC)
lol - I'm trying. I just just just got home yesterday. We moved in between the wedding and the honeymoon and didn't have internet for a while. I still don't have any pictures except one, so if I figure out how, I'll post it tonight. Stay tuned!
rivulet
Aug. 25th, 2003 07:56 pm (UTC)
Oh, OK so you're not lazy. It's busy after the wedding for a couple of weeks, doing post-wedding stuff. I still have to go around and change my name, since I finally got my SS card. What a pain!
thegrrrl
Aug. 25th, 2003 07:59 pm (UTC)
I know. I have to go about doing that too. My first attempt got lost in the mail, so that delayed things even more!
rivulet
Aug. 25th, 2003 08:05 pm (UTC)
Yeesh! It must be a curse - the meter machine at work didn't put postage on it so it came back and I had to resend it.
thegrrrl
Aug. 25th, 2003 08:11 pm (UTC)
It's all a ploy to get more money I tell you!
huckfinn
Aug. 25th, 2003 08:14 pm (UTC)
A KK donut is like $.50. I've only had three in my lifetime, but I thought each was better than the last. I give them two thumbs up.
luckaduck
Aug. 25th, 2003 09:47 pm (UTC)
Krispy Dream
...As in DREAM ON that Krispy Kreme is worth it. I tell Salem, every time we pass the mall, that I will cut him with a rusty, sodium encrusted blade if he pulls into the parking lot. I almost put him on permanent sabbatical from our friendship when I learned that the reason why he was not at my birthday dinner was because he was standing in line at Krispy Kreme on opening day.

Those doughnuts = doughNOT worth it. Ha! That was a good one!

[self high-five]
rivulet
Aug. 25th, 2003 09:49 pm (UTC)
Re: Krispy Dream
I agreed with you up until you gave yourself a high-five. Self high-fives look weird.
coryg
Aug. 26th, 2003 08:48 am (UTC)
Re: Krispy Dream
I agree with the self high-five thing. What's our boy thinking?
rivulet
Aug. 26th, 2003 09:00 am (UTC)
Re: Krispy Dream
Not sure. *I* certainly didn't raise him that way. It had to have been you.
bigby2k
Aug. 25th, 2003 10:48 pm (UTC)
Heh, I seldom eat them... :)

I'm glad people are seeing through the corporate hype though. Those that are standing in line are probably too brainwashed anyway.

I like vegan doughnuts! :D
incognita
Aug. 26th, 2003 06:43 am (UTC)
me neither!!
kimie
Aug. 26th, 2003 09:24 am (UTC)
I would never camp out or wait more than 30mins for a KK donut. But, damn...I like them! And, yes....the warm ones are the best...Mmm...
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