RIP

Quiznos

My Quiznos closed. You know, when you work downtown, there are about 4-6 places that you visit on a regular basis – the same thing, the same people who work there. You don’t really know them by name – but you know when one of them hasn’t “been in in awhile”. The kind of places where if you don’t speak up fast enough, they start making your “regular” order – so that by the time you pay, it’s ready. There’s a sense of stability in that, something that says, even if the stupid client makes bad decisions, my sandwich will always be just the way I like it. My comfort zone.

Well, it’s gone. My comfort zone has been replaced with a big vacant space. A big black hole. And the day it was closing – I was so shocked (there was no lead up) – I actually blurted out

Oh no! What’s going to happen to you guys?

I can’t tell if I really cared what was going to happen to them, or if it was more out of shock – like when you’re surprised by something, and you say “Ow” – but nothing really hurt. Yet, without hesitation, one guy told me he was going to Starbuck’s, and the other, well, he’s gonna kick back with the 360 and see what comes.

Well – to everyone that worked at my Quiznos – I wish you the best. And I’m pretty sure I mean that. I think. Yeah. Wait. Yup. I do.

Quiznos

My Quiznos closed. You know, when you work downtown, there are about 4-6 places that you visit on a regular basis – the same thing, the same people who work there. You don’t really know them by name – but you know when one of them hasn’t “been in in awhile”. The kind of places where if you don’t speak up fast enough, they start making your “regular” order – so that by the time you pay, it’s ready. There’s a sense of stability in that, something that says, even if the stupid client makes bad decisions, my sandwich will always be just the way I like it. My comfort zone.

Well, it’s gone. My comfort zone has been replaced with a big vacant space. A big black hole. And the day it was closing – I was so shocked (there was no lead up) – I actually blurted out

Oh no! What’s going to happen to you guys?

I can’t tell if I really cared what was going to happen to them, or if it was more out of shock – like when you’re surprised by something, and you say “Ow” – but nothing really hurt. Yet, without hesitation, one guy told me he was going to Starbuck’s, and the other, well, he’s gonna kick back with the 360 and see what comes.

Well – to everyone that worked at my Quiznos – I wish you the best. And I’m pretty sure I mean that. I think. Yeah. Wait. Yup. I do.

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