shallow thoughts: why didn't i invent red box?





there's been a red box located in our harmon's neighborhood grocery store for about 2 years. every time i walk into or out of the store, there is a person at the machine and about 3 people standing behind them, waiting their turn.

now they have installed red boxes in front of two of the maverick stores we frequent, and i don't think there's ever, EVAH been a time that i've pulled up where somebody is not using that blasted contraption, and others are waiting in the wings. whoever owns red box is laughing all the way to the bank.

that somebody was also a teensy-tinsy bit more forward looking than mindi, & mindi wishes she would have thought of this genius idea FIRST.

if i had, i have a feeling that wherever i walked, this is what the sky above me would look like:


and i'd dress like my friend patrick here:


13 comments:

Kami said...

Seriously.

ps. How I love Patty Patrick!

tammy said...

Don't you hate that? I was going to start a candle business in AZ kind of like Salt City when we moved here, but someone in my ward was two steps ahead of me. They are now millionaires. Me = :(

Tiburon said...

LOVE me some Redbox!

Angie said...

I'm with ya sista! I did a post on the fabulous redbox a few months ago! It pisses me off that I don't come up with these brilliant ideas! I want to dress like the character in your picture!

Holly H. said...

Yep, those red box people really had their thinking caps on when they thought of that one!

hoLLy said...

i'm with you, if only i'd thought of that. . .such a simple concept, yet i was too stupid to figure it out.

Tanja said...

You're red box is coming...I see it in your future!

Adam and Kristina said...

I have never used the Redbox, but you are so right! There are a ton of them, and there are always people at them. Damn other people's success!

jennie w. said...

The first time I saw a red box I thought, "what a dumb idea. It'll never last."

Kind of feel stupid now.

Jod Jas Curtis said...

Totally Agree-- but, we can "One up em":

DRIVE THRU Red Box!!!!! ARe you hearing me?? Now we're talking, seriously, renting movies in your jammies, swimsuits, 1/2 naked whatever- never leave your car!!

HA- now we need to get going on it :)
luvs

Petunia said...

OK..what's a Red Box???

steveandsteph said...

If I had a NICKEL for everytime I thought this SAME thought, I would be able to dress like Patrick too. No worries though! We still have a chance to invent the NEXT best jackpot!

Ida said...

I love redbox too. Me and my hubby think all the monies that could have been made my stupid inventions we use in the hospital. It's mad money. I don't have.