Many years ago they opened a new tiny store in St. Louis. The idea was to create a tiny space where people could come and buy or get their stuff fixed.
They took a normal storefront at the mall and reduced the size of it to make it a mini version of their larger stores.
It hit me today, the purpose was to make it appear busy even when there were five people shopping.
Put twenty people in there, it was hard to get around.
Most days it was packed. So packed it was difficult to get from the front to the back.
When there was a hot selling item there was a line that stretched as far as you could see. People would stop and ask if the store was giving stuff away. Nothing was ever given away.
I don’t really know why I thought of this today. Maybe it was the eight billion meetings. Maybe there are times when things don’t always appear as they should. Maybe things are created by design but it takes a long time for it to sink in.