March 10th, 2008
|08:33 am - Overheard at the haircut place|
MOTHER (paying for haircuts): Now once we're done here, we'll go to TJs and get you a new bikini.
DAUGHTER: Oh my god, no! Don't tell me they started selling bikinis now.
MOTHER: What do you mean? They always have.
DAUGHTER: ...oh, you're talking about TJ Maxx! I thought you meant Trader Joe's and was thinking what a horrible place that would be to buy swimsuits.
...only in Boston.
|Date:||March 10th, 2008 01:48 pm (UTC)|| |
I spent 10 minutes on the Trader Joe's website trying to find something I could turn into a bikini-related joke.
hah hah haaaaaaah *cough cough*
But it would be a sustainable bikini, purchased through fair trade practices with savings passed along to the valued customer...
I think it's more that Trader Joes is all about supporting their local community. :)
So it would have been woven with reeds from the salt marshes of Cape Cod?
|Date:||March 10th, 2008 02:07 pm (UTC)|| |
They used to make their employees wear Hawaiian shirts. Clearly it could have been worse...
|Date:||March 10th, 2008 04:25 pm (UTC)|| |
|Date:||March 10th, 2008 04:27 pm (UTC)|| |
I think so, at least in some of the ones I've been in.
They still wear them here.
Oh dear Lord! What haircut place was this?
i don't get the humor in this. is there something wrong with my brain? and why is it only in boston? aren't these both franchises? oh god help me
TJ Maxx is local to Boston, or at least used to be, as it started here.
|Date:||March 10th, 2008 07:36 pm (UTC)|| |
Is it? I remember them from growing up in Ohio, back in the early 90s or so. I don't think of it as Boston-local at all, though it may well be a more-or-less-Eastern thing.
It emerged from the ruins of Framingham-based Zayre Corporation. BJ's Wholesale Club was another Zayre offshoot.
|Date:||March 10th, 2008 08:10 pm (UTC)|| |
Huh. Fair enough!
I think it spread a fair amount, though -- as I say, I remember it from Cincinnati, so I don't think of it as a particularly Bostonian chain -- but still, today I have learned something.
|Date:||March 10th, 2008 11:18 pm (UTC)|| |
Not only in Boston... I made the same assumption? O_o