Monday, March 09, 2009


As my favorite sister-in-law Jen and my dear friend Amber guessed, the nearby establishment that closed its doors on March 1 was, in fact, the Inconvenience Store! As most of our Lawrence friends and family members know, we unlovingly dubbed the Conoco station two blocks from our house the Inconvenience Store many years ago because they were so frequently closed during normal business hours. They often failed to post their hours so you never really knew when they'd be around to sell you a soda or a snack.

Despite the annoying irregularity of their hours, we continued to frequent the Inconvenience Store over the years because it was so close and Chad has a love of fountain sodas. That is, we continued until that fateful day in the summer of 2007 when Chad drank a soda from there filled with ants.

So now, after avoiding the store like the plague for almost two full years, we are finally seeing the fruits of our labor. The Inconvenience Store went bankrupt and had to shut its doors, thanks in part (I'm sure) to our lack of support. They just couldn't ever recover from losing our patronage! This is a huge development in the history of our neighborhood--a potential real convenience store might actually move in!

In related news, I have to give a huge shout out to my dear friend Erin, who was the only person (who isn't married to me) who apparently knew the movie quote from my last post! Come on, friends!! Everyone should know that was Fletch, shouldn't they?

Since my 10s of friends and family members who read this blog clearly need to practice their movie quotes, I'll give you all another one just for fun. This is the quote Chad used when talking about how he'd exacted his revenge on the Inconvenience Store.

"You mess with the bull, you get the horns."

Seriously, he did say this, and I was cracking up laughing. It's very funny if you know what movie it's from!


Beth said...

Wow! I can't believe you personally bankrupted a business. You are so awesomely powerful! ha! But you do have amazing self control to avoid any inconvenience store within just a few tempting blocks...

Movie quote? I have NO idea, but I also laughed just imagining Chad saying it!

Erin said...

okay of course I know it but i'll wait a little to give some other people a chance to say which movie that is from.

Anonymous said...

The Breakfast Club? Wasn't it the principal that said that? I am showing my age!

kjl said...

Hooray for Andrea (and for Erin who obviously knew it too)! I'm going with the theory that The Breakfast Club is a TIMELESS classic, so you're not necessarily old if you've seen it! :) Thanks for the comment Andrea!