Disclaimer: We love New England. We love the people from New England. We love the West. We love the people from the west.
Car conversation from this evening:
Me: Grumbling over the fact that I had to once again fight the price of something on my receipt from nameless mega superstore.
Scott: Agreeing and bemoaning less competition between grocery stores in Albuquerque. (They still compete. Just not as much as in MA.)
Me: That’s because New Englanders rewarded them by shopping at local businesses more and fighting against nameless mega superstore.
Scott: Out here, people are very loyal to brands. In Massachusetts, they weren’t.
Jonah: What are brands?
(Lengthy discussion of brands and chains and how you see a lot more chains out west than in Massachusetts.)
Scott: Well, with one notable exception —
Me: Dunkin Donuts!!
Jonah: Yeah, they’re like monkeys to bananas for Dunkin Donuts.
Jonah: What!? Why are you laughing?