24/7 Technology is one of the things that make America Great.
Some things—like drug stores, coffee shops and diners—are just meant to be open 24-hours. It is expected that the drug store will be open when you need it and that the diner will always have a light on for you. And when they don’t, it is deeply disappointing.
But this being America, there are a whole class of other establishments where the owners have decided to keep them open all night even though you wouldn’t expect them to be. Examples include your 24-hour car-washes, all-night hair salons and mechanic shops.
I thought I had heard of every kind of 24-hour establishment, but the other day while walking through the East Village I stumbled on another one I had never seen before: a 24-hour florist.
It is a testament to the American entrepreneurial spirit—and a remarkable business insight—that someone had the audacity to open a all-night florist. But on reflection, it makes perfect sense. Domestic disputes don’t only occur from 9-5. If you have a falling out in the middle of the night and need to get off the couch, sometimes the only solution is stopping by a florist at 3 AM.
Thankfully in America, that is possible.
God Bless America!
(Hat tip: Roberta)