I think people in Minnesota are too passive-aggressive. They will stare at you and talk about you but they usually don't come forward and ask about it.
At work, I only told one person about my new K2. The next day my boss's boss interrupts my meeting with someone and with a big grin on his face I get the "I hear you have a Kindle!". So I got to do my first K2 demo.
I debuted my K2 while getting a pedicure and then read for an hour at a Starbucks in a Barnes & Noble. No one asked about it; I didn't notice if anyone snuck a peek at it as I was so engrossed in my book.
I had a Dentist appointment on Thursday and thought that would be a perfect time to read my Kindle since I hate waiting. I got to the receptionist desk and told them I was there for my appointment, sat down in the waiting room, and opened my Kindle to the book I was reading......then I was called in for my appointment. What's with the them calling me in ON TIME! Sooooooo, no Kindle demo. I barely even got to read a sentence.
I've shown pretty much everyone at work and they like it. A couple people are thinking about getting one. My bookclub played with it. I also read it on BART (San Francisco's subway) and although I think people are curious I've only heard one person comment. She commented on how I had the new one.
I'm a GM worker. (/Crodley ducks. For some reason we're devils lately) And when I showed it around at the factory, I felt like an Amazon employee.
I think I personally have sold two so far. When I show it to people they will wave other people over to see it. I think seeing the thing in person is MUCH more a selling point than reading about them in the paper.
As far as being in public with it, hey, I'm a member of the UAW I don't go in public anymore (Just kidding)
Just FYI, I LOVE this thing, it's by far my favorite piece of technology.
I sat on a bench in a downtown shopping area on Thursday with it; several people looked at me as they passed by, but no comments. I also read while my car was being serviced on Friday. A man sitting across from me struck up a conversation, but didn't mention it. I just kept reading, and he finally stopped talking to me! No chances yet to show it off. I did let my college-aged son play with it a little. He thought it was very cool!!! It felt like you feel with a new baby--I wanted him to be sitting down with it, and to stay in the room with me so I could supervise him!!! I would say I'm very overprotective! My DH bought the K2 for me in early December as a Christmas present, and HE hasn't even held it yet!! (Of course, he hasn't shown a lot of interest in it either!)
I had it with me at work on Wed, but nobody said anything while I was reading at lunch. I took it with me to visit my parents this weekend and showed everyone I possibly could, everyone was pretty impressed. I love this thing so much!
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