I was underwhelmed, in a very comfortable way. This wasn't a super glitzy, high tech, over the top event. This reminded me more of the US in the 1950s and early 60s. ("The 60's" in some ways is misleading - the first part was more like the Fifties.)
Kelly Cup. People were happy, enjoying the hoopla and the sun.
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But I don't expect that any more from national corporations. But Bruce Phillips, the regional rep for Alaska and 'half of Seattle' I think he said, sounded genuinely excited about the store opening and I felt he really had worked hard with his new store staff to make this store friendly to the neighborhood. It could all be a good show based on marketing studies, but I don't think so. I think it was genuine. I had the sense that Walgreens gave him enough freedom to do what he wanted with this store opening and he was feeling good about the store and his staff and his work.
Oh yes, my sound card ran out of memory just before they brought out the giant ceremonial check for $2500 for the Diabetes Association.
You can watch the video and judge for yourself.