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When Microsoft took the wraps off its first retail store last month, comparisons to the Apple Store were inevitable. That is, until the employees decided to kick things up a notch by dropping whatever they were doing and dancing!
The proof is on YouTube, where the 4-minute-plus video has already accumulated more than 13,000 hits since it was posted on Monday.
It seems that cranking up a Black Eyed Peas song is enough to excite the employees at the Southern California Microsoft Store, who are seen breaking out in dance, letting their hair down and having some fun, as the video’s description explains.
“This is an amazing store,” writes YouTube user bkslavin, “the employees seem really excited and engaged, almost happy to be at work. My favorite parts are when people walking in the mall come inside the store, join in the dancing and have some fun.”
Of course, one customer had themselves a little too much fun. Around 2:14 into the video, a customer who’s just joined in the dancing can be clearly seen grabbing something nearby and shoving it into her purse, totally unbeknownst to the dancing employees around her, as seen in the accompanying screen shots. Is it a flyer? Is it a product?
“The amazing thing is that people are in the store for hours,” bkslavin concludes, “they love interacting with the software and learning about new technology.” And, apparently, helping themselves to things around the store when no one is looking...