September 15th, 2006
How very unsurprising that Bellevue Square Mall (or the Bellevue Collection, as it has metastasized into) fails to mention how to arrive at their "shopping resort destination" by transit. *whispers* You know, the bus. *disdainful shudder*
They do spend four paragraphs rhapsodizing about how much free parking they have, though.
It is extra irksome as the mall is an entire two blocks away from the Bellevue Transit Center. Perhaps the information is merely deeply buried, or my search-fu is wonky this morning. I was trying to sanity-check my memory of whether it made a shorter walk to get off at the BTC or the stop just prior, based on the part of the mall-conglomerate containing my destination.
I was planning to stop by Lush on my way to my mother's today, but I'm annoyed enough by the attitude oozing from their chosen location that I may change my mind. I should go to Lush's site and check S&H - it's cooler now so I can probably expect my order to show up non-liquified. Meh.
Nah. I think you've nailed it. Bellevue Square is marketing to that "upper-class" segment that it thinks doesn't need the bus. Never mind the environmentalists or people that don't like driving.
Oops. That's right. If you don't like driving you're supposed to show up in your limousine.
I don't know if this helps at all... but I know the 271 stops right by Bellevue Square. :)
"shopping resort destination"????
|Date:||September 16th, 2006 08:32 am (UTC)|| |
Yeah - and those are quote-quotes, not sneer quotes.
I try to see business-speak its ilk in the same light as freedom of speech - the malleability of the English language is glorious and worth fighting for, but I'm not always happy with what people end up saying when they use it.