What was going to be a joyous posting has turned sour. Here is a copy of a message I sent to Trader Joe's today:
Trader Joe's Portland Maine
I am a California transplant to Maine. I was quite excited to find out that a Trader Joe's was coming to Portland. So excited, in fact, that I decided to write a posting in my Blog to tell my local friends about how great Trader Joe's would be. I went to the site to take a picture of the Trader Joe's sign from the parking lot. A Trader Joe's employee came running out of the store waving his hands and shouting: NO PICTURES! The unexpected hostility has soured my enthusiasm for Trader Joe's. The Blog posting will emphasize this. Why would you greet potential customers in this fashion? What harm is there in taking an innocent picture of something plainly visible from the street? We have a number of shopping options in Portland.
Former Trader Joe's Fan