Pro tip: meet needs where needs aren’t already being met.

Alright, not one but two Walgreens locations have new CVS stores being built immediately across the street from them in my town. And I get it, they want to put the competition out of business. It just seems like that’s not the best way to do that. That area of town already has a drug store. Scenario:

Let’s say I’m a regular shopper of the Walgreens that’s 20 miles from my house. It’s the nearest drug store and that’s the main reason I chose it. CVS builds a store right across the street. I don’t care because I’m already a regular at Walgreens and that’s good enough for me, so I continue using Walgreens. I mean, it’s right there. 

Now let’s say CVS builds a drug store 10 miles from my house. Guess where I’m shopping? CVS!

But no. Some idiot thinks that it’s better to condense all the one types of stores in one singular place where they’re not all needed in the hopes of closing someone else down at the high risk of screwing themselves in the process, instead of building a store where it’s needed in a place that doesn’t have one.

And this business model is why I will never shop at a CVS that parks itself beside an existing Walgreens. I have no loyalty to Walgreens, per se. I just think it’s stupid to do business like that. (I would vice versa that if Walgreens parked itself beside an existing CVS.)

Edit: there you go, any other drug store that would like to do business in my town. Let Walgreens and CVS destroy each other while you build and do business in an area of town where people could use a drug store.

To all Occupy Wall Street participants, here is the key to your victory… (for serious)

Guys, listen. Here’s the deal.

I love you guys with every shred of my hard-left leaning heart. But I think you might be doing something wrong. Here is one thing that can help you.

Tomorrow, wear a polo and khakis

Seriously. polos and khakis. Every time you guys DO finally get some fucking press, it’s a scrawny dude with dreads in a ratty t-shirt. You’re going big here, dress it. Tomorrow, Polo shirt and Khakis. Continue reading