All Business Insider CEO/editor-in-chief Henry Blodget wanted to do was walk into the Apple Store and pick up a new iPhone 4S, as is his birthright as a rich, white American. But when he got there, his quest was stymied by a horde of "Asian folks" "scarfing up" all the iPhones!
Blodget headed down to the Fifth Avenue Apple Store at 7:30 this morning because he "had to be in midtown at the crack of dawn for a CNN hit." But there was a line of 100 people waiting outside. But these weren't just any people… they were Asians:
The thing I noticed immediately was the homogeneity of the folks in the line.
They were all of Asian descent. And they weren't speaking any English, at least not that I heard.
"But why?" Blodget asks. "Don't they have Apple stores in China now?" Come on, Asian folks: You've got perfectly good Apple stores in China—can't you scarf up iPhones in a way that won't prevent any rich white dudes from getting to their CNN hit? (Little known fact: In China, scarfing is a sign of respect.) Eventually, Blodget trudges away, dejected.