Friday, 21 January 2011
my thought on Krispy Kreme Thailand
Couples of months ago, Thai people were so excited about having our own Krispy Kreme donuts. Before the arrival of KK, all people traveled to Hong Kong, Japan, UK etc. would talk about how they would take those back home. You would thought having KK here will shorten duration and leave all the hassles in getting it. THAT was wrong!
The first few weeks and months of having KK at Paragon mall was crazy. Crazy lines, crazy people. Some said the worst was 3-4 hours of waiting in queue. I wasn't exaggerated when I said crazy people. To make things more "annoyed", there were "donut scalpers" - people who queued up and bought tons of box and would try to sell those to people who didn't want to wait. Of course, more expensive from original price.
I wasn't bothered about KK in the first few months. Surely, I have eaten KK when I was studying in UK. I liked it. I had even bought a dozen to share with my housemates. But 3-4 hours of waiting is a bit too much for me. Anyhow, yesterday I had a meeting with friend in Paragon and had spare time so I thought I would get a dozen for my mum. Queue wasn't long but I was freaking annoyed with donut scalpers. You would thought they were outside Paragon and approached you but, the hell, they were mobbing people in front of KK stall! Even next to security guard. I mean, what the hell is this?! scalpers trying to sell donuts in front of donut stall! And the queue wasn't even long. It was like 10 people ahead of me.
I was browsing through choices of donuts they had and I wasn't pleased. AT ALL. Yesterday, they had original glazed, X'mas decorated glazed, graham krunch, new york cheesecake, strawberry-filled powder and chocolate. It was 6 pm and should almost be the peak hour of selling. Krispy Kreme Thailand seriously did not meet the standard. Where are lemon-filled powders? where are crullers? I know they said it is their right to provide whatever choices of donuts to sell but shouldn't you have more choices or at least, constantly produce these choices, not finishing and never making again?
When it was about my turn, the girl who stood behind me (who I assumed was scalper) was asking me if i would only buy one dozen. I only turned to her and nodded. I was like 75% sure she would probably ask me to help her buying another dozen for sell but since I have the most unfriendly face ever, she didn't dare. My assuming was proved right when it was her turn after me (I watched her), she didn't say a word but the staff just went to get 2 dozens of assorted donuts for her. That's so obvious that she kept coming back and buying this and the staff know. Don't you think it's quite wrong? That means KK Thailand in a way allowed people to make profit from them? You know this could mean, the whole long queue was filled with donut scalpers, not really buyers.
Asked me if I will buy again, surely I will but I won't bothered much. I like it but doesn't mean I'm gonna keep eating this trans-fat junk everyday. I'm not gonna queue and waste my life away if it took too long. And I won't tolerate with annoying donut scalpers. So maybe in next 6 months, I will buy again.
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