Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Drive-through convenience store

How many times have you been driving home and realised you needed a loaf of bread, some milk or whatever other staples you frequently run out of? Wouldn't it be great to have a drive-through convenience store where you could get those things without having to get out of your car? I would definitely have used such a store at least once, if it existed.

Now the down sides. The selection would be a little limited by necessity. The prices would likely be higher even than ordinary convenience stores. And if you're ordering a lot, you might need to stop to arrange it properly in your car before heading back on the road anyway. Still, it would be interesting to see someone give it a go.

Mokalus of Borg

PS - A quick Google search confirms I'm not the first one with this idea.
PPS - Still, it's not so common that I'd call it "convenient".

4 comments:

Naomi said...

This is a very...oh, what is the word.... American idea.

This is one of the many reasons Americans are so fat. Not only do they eat too much, but they are too lazy to mow their own lawns, wash their own dishes...

and... get out of their car to buy groceries.

John said...

As an Australian married to an American, I'm not quite sure how to respond to that.

The intended purpose is not to provide a full grocery shopping experience without the need to exit your vehicle. I was just thinking of basic staples - milk, bread, cereal, etc. Still, I can see how it would be misused by some people.

Erin Marie said...

Nothing like a bit of generalisation.

John said...

Yeah, everyone loves generalisation!