One of the great things about going to a city the size of Toronto is that they have a lot more selection of everything! Granted, very often it’s more of the same… but still, doesn’t matter what you’re looking for, chances are good that you’re going to find it somewhere.
I’m not a big shopper, but we went to Yorkdale Shopping Centre a few times (mainly because that’s where we parked the car to get on the subway) so of course I walked around a little. After going through the map “You are HERE” I noticed something that excited me… an Apple Store! Yes, a store completely dedicated to Apple products… a mecca for Apple fanboys everywhere… a virtual shrine to Steve Jobs! I had to see it! I had to bask in the glory of all that is Apple!
With giddy excitement I wound my way through the crowds toward my ultimate destination. And then I stopped.
I’ve never seen anything like it before. Not the store… but the people in the store! It was beyond overcrowded! It was packed full of people standing at tables, playing with all the Apple toys available. I don’t know if anyone was actually buying anything. Hell, I don’t know if there’s even a cash register in the store! Why don’t I know this? Because I didn’t even bother to go through the door! I couldn’t believe the size of the mob in there, and I wasn’t about to become part of it.
I’m told that it’s like that every day in the Apple store. It has nothing to do with any particular promotion. It’s just people wanting to play with the toys. No thanks! I’ll stick to ordering mine through the internet. It may not be as chic as getting it from the Apple Store… but it’s a hell of a lot more enjoyable an experience than fighting for an inch of elbow room!