Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Doin' the Dunkin Dance

I love Dunkin iced coffee, something I don't keep secret. I especially love that even the decaf iced tastes good, since my doctor recommended I cut back on the caf. (The withdrawal headaches are coming less frequently now...)

What really fascinates me about early morning visits to Dunkin--besides the fact that there seem to be 2,000 DDs in a 50-mile radius of my home, yet every one of them is busy at 7:30 a.m.--is the little dance people do as they enter and exit. Most DDs have two sets of doors, which is helpful in the blustery winter. But that makes it tough to exit, especially if both your hands are full.

Rather than just let the exiters struggle, however, the enterers (is that a word?) generally hold the doors. Which results in the exchange of a little hip swing, a little twirl around, a touch of jazz hands with the cups of joe, and a heartfelt "Thank you!"

I guess the arrivals are so happy to be there--especially for that first cup of the day--that they get a nice jolt of politeness. Drop a door at DD? Never!


Blogger mrsmogul said...

Thats funny because I wrote about coffee Monday and I much prefer Dunkin coffee to starbucks. :)

2:27 AM  
Blogger Alison Rose said...

It is much better, though at work my only choices are a Starbucks kiosk or the cafeteria coffee (which isn't half bad). With all the millions and millions of Dunkins in the area, you'd think they'd put more of them in office buildings.

BTW, I love your blog! Congrats on Baby Mogul!

5:00 AM  
Blogger David said...

I didn't notice the title of this post on my first pass. Was this an intentional reference to "Duncan Dance" (based on Isadora Duncan's technique)?

"Is a door a Dunkin' dance?", perhaps.

10:37 AM  
Blogger Alison Rose said...

LOL! Totally unintentional, I assure you. I'm not that clever!

P.S. You haven't posted for a while!

10:51 AM  
Blogger Rebecca said...

Have you ever noticed no matter what Dunkin Donuts you go to, no matter how many people are working there - the wait is tremendous? I've been to every one from Saugus to Bedford - and the fastest one I can find is in Woburn. I'll go out of my way to get coffee in the a.m. there because even though I'm going further mileage wise - I make better time because I don't spend 20 minutes in line!!!

5:46 PM  

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