Hello friend. It's been far, far to long since my last Rant on this blog. So take a seat and witness my fury, which today is directed at Cusp, the new upscale clothing boutique from Neiman Marcus in Georgetown.
For those of you who don't know me, I'm no crunchy hippy with a bone to pick against the latest "establishment" store on M Street. I'm a Diane Von Furstenberg wearing, Tory Burch flat buying prepster with a penchant for designer clothes and shoes (when I can find the budget, which is actually not that often - but I digress). In short, I'm Cusp's target market - in fact, I was there this weekend.
So, why the change of heart? Because every day when I walk home from work I walk by the store. And more days than not, their gigantic, 12-foot high, double wide, trendy doors are standing WIDE open - blasting cold air out onto M Street. By now you're probably realizing I'm "some sort of Big D Democrat", and you're right.
Seriously, WHAT are they thinking? I feel bad when I leave my A/C on when I'm at the gym, and they are apparently singlehandidly trying to aircondition the entire Georgetown shopping district. Is your strategy that the blast of cold air is going to entice me to come into your store and fondle designer threads, and then in my frosty bliss throw down $400 for a pair of pants? If it is, it's not working. Every day when I trudge home in the 100 degree + weather I feel the breeze, and it makes me want to slam the doors shut and bitch smack the regional manager who came up with that plan. Probably not the reaction they're going for from a 26 year old woman. Lucky for me, Intermix is right down the street. (If they start leaving their door open too I'll be really effed!)