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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Changing The World, One Changing Station at a Time.

This may just look like a picture of Miss E sitting on a restroom changing station, but I assure you that this is not just any changing station. This is Evelyn's changing station.A year ago, while having coffee with a friend, I had to change 10 week old E. With no changing station in the restroom and a complete outfit change necessary, I was not a happy camper. Caribou Coffee took no responsibility and was no help, instead they passed the blame to their neighbors, Brueggers Bagels and management of the building, due to lease issues.

To clarify my stance on it, regardless of what any lease may or may not say, I was a Caribou customer that day and the fact that Caribou did not have necessary changing facilities, nor did they take any responsibility or try to find resolution with the neighboring facility/building, has spoken volumes to me regarding their company and the way they feel about families in their coffee shops. Just sayin'.

All this to say, I did contact Brueggers and we spent along time talking and figuring it out. They listened and last Friday, we paid them an unannounced visit to check in.
Thank you Brueggers for listening to some suburban Minnesota mom and making a change that not only I appreciate but many other parents out there do too. The next time you're in Brueggers Bagels (any one!), be sure and take note of their changing station and thank them for meeting the needs of parents.

"One person can make a difference and every person should try." -John F. Kennedy


Anonymous Jen Knox said...

Yay! Way to go! I hate it when I go to a coffee shop or restaurant without a changing station. Chipotle is also lacking in this area as well, which is crazy because they have high chairs. I had to change my kiddo on the floor of a Chipotle bathroom, thankfully with my well-padded changing pad. But it irked me to no end! I'll be sure to make note of the changing station at Bruegger's next time I'm in!

February 16, 2010 at 8:11 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Way to go Samara! Now thats a WIN that you should be porud of!!!! SR

February 16, 2010 at 8:16 AM  
Blogger Peggy said...

I ran into this problem on a trip to MN. After a major blow out we tried to change Abby at a Hardees, no changing table, had to do it on the nasty floor.

February 16, 2010 at 9:17 AM  
Blogger Robin said...

Good on ya! Just think of how many moms will see it and say a silent "THANK YOU!" - so sad that you can never be certain you'll have one when you need one...

February 16, 2010 at 9:46 AM  
Blogger Tara said...

Awesome, good job!! There is nothing worse than an inadequate changing spaces, especially if the diaper is "poop-splosion" as we call them:)

February 16, 2010 at 11:13 AM  
Blogger Coma Girl said...

Good for you!

And I love that you pulled out a camera in the ladies room ;)

February 16, 2010 at 11:39 AM  
Blogger Anna said...

YAH! Good work Samara!

February 16, 2010 at 12:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WTG!!! You did it.. :)

Love You
Aunt Laurie

February 16, 2010 at 1:30 PM  
Blogger amanda said...

that's mama power at it's best friend!

February 16, 2010 at 2:16 PM  
Blogger Heather said...

E should have autographed it! What a difference a year makes!

February 16, 2010 at 2:56 PM  
Blogger The Bishops said...

WTG Samara AND Bruggers! It was great that you were willing to go through the trouble to bring it to someone's attention, and it was great that they were willing to listen!! Needless to say, that doesn't always happen! :)

February 16, 2010 at 7:10 PM  
Blogger The Fritz Facts said...

That is just fabulous! I love that you went the extra mile and didn't back down.

I have heard many disheartening things about Caribou lately...

February 16, 2010 at 8:12 PM  
Blogger charish said...

very cool. way to go!!!!!

February 17, 2010 at 5:06 PM  
OpenID recoveringprocrastinator said...

Good for you for pushing the issue! I never speak up about things like this.

PS My daughter's middle name is Evelyn. I hadn't realized that was E's real name till now.

February 17, 2010 at 11:30 PM  

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