Trying to get a straight answer to one of life's simplest questions
One of the great public services Apple (AAPL) offers in its flagship stores -- besides free repairs at the Genius Bars -- is bathrooms for its customers.
So when Apple was getting ready to open an enormous new store in Manhattan's Grand Central Terminal -- its fifth retail outlet in a city notorious for its lack of public facilities -- I made a point of asking whether there were toilets in the store for customers.
Here are the answers I got:
I've known Apple public relations operatives to duck questions, decline to comment and go on background at the drop of a hat. But I've never known one to deliberately mislead me.
The company has not yet returned my requests for an explanation.
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