Thursday, April 12, 2007

A tale of two companies.

Once upon a time, in a multinational corporation land far, far away, there lived two electronics companies, CompUSA and Fry's. This is the story of how these two companies' lives intersected at a crucial moment in both of their lives: as CompUSA was on its way to oblivion and as Fry's continued its rise toward its zenith.

You see, CompUSA is going out of business. It's selling all its products. It's selling all its furniture. It's even selling the shelves -- all in the name of liquidation.

Fry's is not going out of business. In fact, in Roseville, California, it's building a brand-new store. It's a huge store. It's a megastore. It's ginormous. And today, I visited one store and then drove past the other.

Because in Roseville, the new Fry's is just down the street from the soon-to-be-out-of-business CompUSA. And I found that, well, ironic. Not in an Alanis Morisette way. But there seems such rich irony that one store is closing its doors, while another its opening its huge rollup doors -- and both streets are practically within viewing distance of the other.

I'm sure there's a life lesson here. But it's my day off. Nothing too deep from me today.

1 comment:

theDAve said...

Funny thing. i just drove past that on the freeway and saw the sign plastered on the back and thought about telling you. I remember when I dropped you off at the Honda Dealer we were wondering what that was going to be. Well. Hey Rob, There putting in a Fry's just down the street. ;)