Just received this from a friend who is co-founder of a fast-growing company in San Francisco. Posted here with permission, and without further comment…

So last week, we closed an offer to a new hire. We agreed to provide him with an upgraded setup, so on Friday I decided to take advantage of the sale at the Apple store to pick up the laptop for him. When I got there, though, there were several dozen “occupiers” outside with a bullhorn. They were claiming that the store had been closed, which clearly was not the case.

However, they had also formed a barricade and were doing their best to not let anyone in – if you tried to walk past them, you got shoved back outside their circle (so much for nonviolence).

I probably should have just waited until they dispersed, but I was pretty annoyed, and this was a challenge. So I worked my way to the edge (“hey, watch out, this guy’s trying to get in”) and after waiting  for their last line of defense to get distracted (someone offered him some drugs?) I squeezed past and through the door, much to the occupiers dismay and the Apple employees’ delight (they were mostly hanging out at the front of the store watching).



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