Reader: Idiots run to Trader Joe's like they've never been to a store before

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First the lines formed outside Dunkin' Donuts, which opened on Broadway last September. Then they moved to East Colfax for Voodoo Doughnut's opening in December. And on Friday, the crowds descended on the three locations of Trader Joe's that finally opened in metro Denver.

See also: Slide show of Trader Joe's opening at 790 Colorado Boulevard

Says Francisco:

Food would have expired before you went through the cash lanes...such long lines....

But while some shoppers were ecstatic, they had their critics. Says Nicholas:

Fuckin' robots. The store will still be there the day after and the day after that. It's like everyone needs to run to a stupid store on the day it opens like they've never been to a fucking store before. Idiots!

Did you go to a Trader Joe's on opening day? Read many more comments here.

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