Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Krispy Kreme madness

Hello, it's Shari's husband. I thought I'd just jump on for a minute to give an update on the Krispy Kreme situation (which I know is of the utmost importance to all of my wife's readers). There are still lines every day, and it seems to be getting worse.

I went there on Saturday the 16th, the day after it opened, at 9:30, and there was a line of twenty people, which grew to a hundred by noon. Two days ago, on Saturday the 23rd, I went again at 9:30 only to find over a hundred people already waiting. I find this significant because as most who live in Japan know, most shops don't open until 10:00, so people don't start shopping in earnest until around then.

On the 16th, I assume most of the people at KK were people just walking around Shinjuku a bit early, and decided to check out the new donut shop. But there's no way that a hundred people just happened to be in that area of Shinjuku on a Saturday morning, so it must be that they went there specifically to go to Krispy Kreme, knowing they'd have to stand in line. Why is beyond me, and the consistently long lines have mystifed my students as well. Anyway, I think this means that for the foreseeable future, there will be long lines all day long, except perhaps just after they open at 7:00 a.m. (And maybe even then, God only knows; I haven't checked.)

Note from Shari: Today it's rainy and dismal and I wonder if those lines are dampened a bit by this type of weather. Of course, neither my husband nor I wonders enough to check. ;-)


Tokyo Rosa said...

great guest entry!

i was talking on the phone to a friend in tokyo last night and happened to casually mention the new krispy kreme donut shop. he became very excited and asked, "where? where?" when i told him it was at shinjuku station, he changed his route home so that he could stop and buy kk donuts!

ah, the quest for the perfect calorie-laden snack!

Ken said...

Well, I guess we'll need to set up a Krispy Kreme webcam...

Shari said...

Even though I am not a donut fiend and actually don't care much about KK, I think a KK cam would be cool. We could watch the repeat visitors and see if they were getting heavier as time went by. ;-)