You think you’re getting a nice big sandwich, filled with meats, lettuce, and cheese. However, nothing but sadness and despair awaits you, as you open to find a hollowed out shell of a sandwich, with nothing but a facade of toppings.
And you sadly reflect upon your life.
On a more serious note, 7-11 stores in Taiwan are quite different from those in the states. In the states, 7-11 is where you go for a late night slurpee, maybe a hotdog or two, since it’s the only place open all night. Invariably, it’s staffed by Indians.
In Taiwan, the convenience stores are quite different. It still focuses on convenience, with a large variety of snacks, drinks, and other miscellaneous items that you may find useful. But it’s also different. They’re staffed by fairly young kids. There’s a convenience store every other block. They’re extremely popular.
And they’ve also got services not available in western convenience stores. You can go to a convenience store to pay your bills (phone bill, electricity bills, etc). When you want to make a mail order, you pay at your local 7-11. You can even buy concert tickets there!
Amazingly 7-11 also has its own cell phone service – I used 7-mobile, a pre-paid card, during my time in Taiwan.
And I’m not sure why convenience stores are so different between the US and Asia. It’s odd.