Thursday, March 01, 2007

Dunkin' Donuts

I don't drink coffee (although I have eaten more donuts than I should), so I've never really understood the Dunkin' Donuts phenomenon. There is a funny piece in the Phoenix about it.

Mom’s got it bad. Who can fault her for hoping to pin blame on nefarious additives for her daily five-mile trek to and from a Dunkin’ drive-thru for a fix in a Styrofoam cup? She’s not alone. Heck, she’s better off than a lot of people. Like the lady in the TV ad — based on one Brocktonian’s true story — who bushwhacks her way through what seems like miles of highway-side bramble, finally steps gingerly over a guardrail, and crosses three lanes of traffic to bring coffee to her gridlock-stuck carpool mates. Or the transplanted New Englander in Houston who drove 35 miles every weekend to the nearest Dunkin’ just for a cup of that sweet, creamy Arabica nectar.

It's the one aspect of Boston life I have always felt slightly removed from. I prefer tea and Dunkin' Donuts tea always seemed too weak compared to Irish breakfast tea......they don't have Chamomile and Starbucks Chai is better. As far as donuts go, Lori-Ann's on Bunker had incredible donuts that no other place could touch. Alas they closed a few years ago.

Dunkin' Donuts actually caused a low score for me in one of those online quizzes. "How Massachusetts Are You?" I only scored 84% because I missed all the Dunkin' questions (and I wouldn't own a T-Shirt with an obscenity on it, no matter how much I hate the Yankees).

7 comments:

Viper1 said...

Maggie, Im a twice a day Dunks addict... Arrgghhhh what will I do when Deval implements Sharia law and I cant go there anymore.... the horror...

BostonMaggie said...

Well I think Sharia law would affect MaryLou's more than Dunkin'. All the MaryLou girl's will be in the burqas.

He was on Eagan & Braude today. John Kerry called in. It was nauseating.

Some young cop called in and asked how he was supposed to afford a house on his salary if they took away details. Deval told him about some state program. Socialism.......

Anonymous said...

Kerry and Patrick.....a pair to beat three of a kind!
SB

Anonymous said...

Mary Lou girls burqas!!!???
Say it ain't so!
SB

Anonymous said...

Mary Lou girls in burqas!!!???
Say it ain't so!
SB

googiebaba said...

Maggie, believe or not I was thinking about you this morning. I had a surreal moment when I was pulling into a long line at the Dunkin Donuts drive through, and the gentleman who wrote this article was talking about it came on the radio. I thought, this is what Maggie was blogging about!

BostonMaggie said...

SB - MaryLou's girls in burqas upset you so much you had to say it twice? What happened to "Once I find what I want, I stop looking at the menu?"
Bastid!

Viper - See what you started?

GB - See how powerful I am?