Delray Beach, FL, December 2009
About this photo: We close out Thematic Photographic's orange-themed week with this moment from a quiet afternoon spent, alone, with my wife at the end of the planet. New theme launches tomorrow (Thursday) at 7 p.m. It isn't too late to share your own here.Dunkin Donuts doesn't have much of a presence in the Great White North. For reasons that still defy logic, Tim Hortons rules here, and Dunkin remains the place we go to when we head south of the border.
It's a small thing, this. It's only coffee, after all. And considering the fact that coffee is more a caffeine delivery vehicle than a source of perpetual delight - well, to me, anyway - the brand name on the cup really shouldn't matter to me.
But it does. Because it's something my wife looks forward to whenever we're away from home. And if it matters to her, then it matters to me, too.
Your turn: What's the appeal of a place like Dunkin, or Tim's, or Starbucks, or...? Or is it simply masterful marketing that turns us into drone-like caffeine addicts?