For some time I’ve had the idea that the Apple Store would be a Hot Spot. When I brought it up in conversation with a couple of the Bunnies, it was met with a mixed response. Jane held the point of view that it’s a place “where the odds are good but the goods are odd.” I almost fell out of my chair laughing. That was something that I never heard before and will not soon forget. On the converse point of view, Katy and I believe that plenty of “cool” people (not just men) own iPhones, iPods and MacBooks (I’m using one right now). That the store appeals to those hungering for the cutting edge of technology would make it nerdy was something I felt inclined to explore.
While waiting for a friend on a Friday evening, I decided to go check it out for myself. The place was packed with families and was pretty much making me crazy with so many people standing in line and kids running around. I was ready to head for the door when a female salesperson asked if there was anything she could do to help me. Very directly, I told her about the conversation I had with the Bunnies. Then I continued, saying that by looking around on this particular day and time, Katy and I could be mistaken. As she laughed, she responded without hesitation. She explained that Apple products in general appeal to upscale men interested in the latest and greatest in sleek, innovative products. After about 4pm during the week is when the guys come by this store after work. The store’s layout encourages visitors to hang out and try the products first-hand. We talked about how easy it would be to strike up a conversation this way. The weekends, starting on Friday, is when the families come by – hence the craziness I was experiencing at that moment. Those are the days I would avoid at all costs but, that’s just me. With a huge smile on her face, she went on to say even the nice, single guys working at the Apple Store would be thrilled to chat it up with a single girl over a MacBook there. Apple Store At The Domain