3 months ago
Bits about Money will be out in 15 minutes, about the fascinating minutiae of bank branch siting.
My father was in commercial real estate for most of his career, and I endured (and enjoyed) many stories growing up of the blow-by-blow in getting a new branch on a particular corner.
Interestingly, it wasn’t until this year (and dealing with some challenges in my own parenting) that I finally connected some dots about Dad and I. “Hey wait, you have near eidetic recall of negotiations with traffic engineers to approve a curb cut in 1994 and talk about this.”
“Are we perhaps related and can I swap you a fun story about API design for financial services in Japan?”
@cperciva e.g. Of the closest four branches to the SF Caltrain station, which a Japanese real estate developer would predict would all be first floors of massive integrated developments, two are free standing and one is a stripe mall sort of storefront.
@cperciva (I am operating by memory here rather than by map.)