There are some ideas so bad, you have to wonder how they didn't get shut down immediately before they even reached the planning stage. "Bodega," the new startup company that wants to replace our beloved bodegas and mom-and-pop shops with VENDING MACHINES, is one of those ideas. How did no one say "go home, you're drunk" to whoever first pitched this totally cruel and unnecessary business plan????
Today, Fast Company published an article with the title "Two ex-Googlers want to make bodegas and mom-and-pop corner stores obsolete." Their plan is essentially to deploy vending machines with things like cleaning supplies and tampons, to replace mom-and-pop shops and bodega corner stores that provide the BEDROCK OF MANY COMMUNITIES. Not to mention keeping many people employed. And did no one think of the bodega cats????
If you can't tell, the writer of this article is pretty flippin' pissed about this. And so is Twitter, who can't stop roasting these ex-Googlers and their terrible, horrible, no good, very bad business concept, which one person aptly described as "level 9 gentrification."