There was a phenomenon here in Ireland recently that has me utterly baffled.
I realise that different people like different things. I like cream cakes, lemon sponge cakes, Bakewell tarts and, yes, doughnuts. When it comes to the latter I may or may not choose it if I happen to be in a cake shop. I certainly wouldn’t go out of my way to buy one unless there was a specific occasion such as a party where people will only accept doughnuts, but I think that’s an unlikely event.
Recently however some American crowd opened a shop in Dublin called Krispy Kreme [you can tell they’re American by the fact that they cannot spell even the simplest of two words].
Okay, so the shop opened. There was a queue waiting for the opening event but there were free doughnuts on offer so that’s fine.
But the queues continued in the following week. People were using their drive through facility all night and queueing for up to an hour just to buy doughnuts.
Why in the name of all that’s holy would anyone want to sit in their car for an hour in the middle of the night just to buy doughnuts? I don’t care how good they are supposed to be, it is still insane. I could understand if it were bread or milk with an impending disaster on the horizon but fucking doughnuts? Were they sprinkling the top with crystal meth? Were the doughnuts baked with cocaine and filled with heroin?