This might be a little off-topic, but it’s too good not to share. It’s from the Fort Greene Kids listerv on Yahoo, where a member shared an email she sent to Steve Jobs:
i have enjoyed watching apple grow and have fully participated in
each of the technologies (with the exception of the iphone) and i
love the apple retail stores.
however, i have one issue i would like to get an answer about.
why aren’t there diaper changing tables in the nyc soho store? (i
don’t know about the other locations as i only visit this one in new
york.) i am terribly disappointed there are no changing stations.
my son is 3 1/2 and hasn’t worn diapers for awhile, so it doesn’t
particularly affect me any longer. but, i can’t understand why a
company that is so on the cutting edge and seems so understanding
wouldn’t install baby diaper changing tables? they really are quite
simple and practical. there are many parents (male and female –
could you install in both bathrooms??) i see visiting the apple
store with kids. i know myself i spent a few hours at the genius
bar getting support and i spent a few hours browsing the store and
purchasing items. it’s a challenge to find a bathroom in nyc and
it’s great you made such nice ones for the grown folks, but how
about installing a few pull down tables to change those little
when the store redid the bathrooms a few years ago, i thought maybe
there would be one when i opened the door? alas – there is not.
no one in the store has been able to answer my question.
And this is the reply she (allegedly) received:
From: Steve Jobs <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: January 3, 2008 10:33:14 PM EST
Subject: Re: apple retail store – soho nyc – baby diaper changing table???
There doesn’t seem to be a demand for it, and it usually is accompanied by rather pungent odors.