Wednesday, February 17, 2010
The original CEO of Pier 1 Imports was a Vietnam War veteran. While on an all day hump, he came upon a village where the elders were sitting on some very unique chairs. He purchased one of these chairs and immediately shipped it home, out of Pier 1 in Ho Chi Minh City. It would be the first product sold at Pier 1, the Papasan chair, named for the village elder.
Most people don't know that Queens was actually one of the first developments in the New World by King Charles the 2nd. When he grew tired of his wife he intended to send her to Queens and then pretend she had died of natural causes; thereby allowing him to remarry and permitting the queen to live.