“The other day a friend of mine mentioned that our local Santa Monica Apple Store smells bad. Like body odor,” Rocco Pendola writes for TheStreet. “Particularly in the morning at the entrance.”
“A simple Web search reveals that this problem is not exclusive to Apple Santa Monica. At least not historically. Most reports of a stench permeating Apple retail are from the pre-2013 period,” Pendola writes. “In fact, my unscientific, Google-fueled sample revealed that a majority date back to the 2008 to 2012 timeframe.”
“You would think if the presence of what even Santa Monica Apple Store employees I spoke with define as B.O. has been a recurring problem elsewhere, management in charge of retail operations would have taken steps to safeguard future stores, particularly the brand’s most important ones,” Pendola writes. “But, of course, after Ron Johnson left for J. C. Penney nobody, other than the underperforming John Browett (who lasted six months), was officially in charge of Apple retail for an entire year. Maybe job one for Angela Ahrendts is to address this known issue.”
Pendola writes, “I call it a ‘known issue’ because I spoke to two Apple Store Santa Monica employees this week who confirmed, without hesitation, that the store, at times, does indeed stink.”
Read more in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: Browettized.
We know California has a never-ending water supply issue, but, sheesh, bathe people! At least use some deodorant/Antiperspirant (the real stuff, not that “organic, all-natural” crap that doesn’t work, either). And, no dropping by for a spare Lightning cable on your way home from the gym, either!
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “JES42” for the heads up.]