On Friday July 11, 2008, the new iPhone was released for sale. On the same day, US federal regulators took control of Indymac Bank. (Read more about that here.) Today (Monday July 14) the lines were long at both locations. At the Apple store a homeless looking man yelled at the crowd “Get out of our neighborhood!” at the Indymac Bank line, there was a cop car out front and a taco truck in the alley next to the line.
Only six blocks apart. Strange days indeed.
(Apple store on 3rd St. Promenade, Indymac Bank on Wilshire and 8th in Santa Monica.)