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DRich
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December 19th, 2020 at 1:00:35 PM permalink
Going to the grocery store is the only shopping I enjoy. I haven't been in a Walmart or department store in 5 years. I try to go to the grocery store 3 times a week. Being unemployed it is the only time I look forward to getting out of the house. I still walk up and down every aisle in the grocery store.
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EvenBob
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December 20th, 2020 at 4:22:02 PM permalink
Walmart has also dropped the $35
minimum order for shipped items
if you're a member. So Walmart is
Amazon now, with the bonus of
getting groceries delivered for
free. I almost busted out balling today
when I opened the back door
and 8 bags of groceries were there.

The grocery store has never been
fun. I know exactly what I want,
I never 'shop', so it's just a hurry
up and get it done ordeal. And I'll
admit I've never liked rubbing
shoulders with 'common people',
what a bore. I have nothing in
common with them, ick.

Just like Amazon they alert you
when your order is on its way and
provide an interactive map of its
progress. Fun.. And if they're out
of something they replace it and
it's always in your favor. For instance
I ordered a GV pork butt, and they
replaced it with a Smithfield which
is more expensive than Great Value.

I red awhile back Walmart would love
to get rid of stores and do everything
out of warehouses like Amazon. Fine
with me. It would employ more people,
take up less space and wipe out
shoplifting entirely.
"It's not enough to succeed, your friends must fail." Gore Vidal
DRich
DRich
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December 20th, 2020 at 4:25:34 PM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

And I'll
admit I've never liked rubbing
shoulders with 'common people',
what a bore. I have nothing in
common with them, ick.



Speaking for the common people, thank you.
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Johnzimbo
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December 20th, 2020 at 4:35:23 PM permalink
I ordered a case of cereal on Amazon a few weeks ago and it came from Walmart. Had no idea this was a possibility
EvenBob
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December 20th, 2020 at 5:21:14 PM permalink
The more things change to more
they stay the same. In the late
19th century most groceries
were hand delivered to your
door. You sent your kid to
the store with a list, or you
had a standing order. A couple
hours later a delivery boy would
be at your door. Even if
you went in person, all the goods
were behind the counter and
a clerk filled the order for you.

Then came the explosion of retail
shopping in the 20th century.
It was so huge we opened giant
malls that had dozens of stores
in them. Those bloated giants
are mostly gone now, replaced
by big box warehouse outlets.

If you wanted something other
than food in 1900, you ordered
it from a mail order catalog like
Sears or Wards. Even in the 50's
and 60's we got 90% of our
clothes and shoes and Xmas presents
from the catalogs.

We've gone full circle. We're going
back to everything being delivered
to your door. It's the most efficient
low overhead way to run a retail
business. I'm all for it.
"It's not enough to succeed, your friends must fail." Gore Vidal
EvenBob
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December 20th, 2020 at 5:24:17 PM permalink
Quote: DRich

Speaking for the common people, thank you.



I've always had an unwarranted
high opinion of myself, I think
I'm better than everyone else.
I don't know why, been that way
for as long as I can remember.
I think a lot of people feel this
way, they just won't admit it.
"It's not enough to succeed, your friends must fail." Gore Vidal
StevieRayShine
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December 20th, 2020 at 5:34:14 PM permalink
It's the exact opposite actually, which is dangerous as well. I think it's better to have a balance :)
unJon
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December 20th, 2020 at 5:46:33 PM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

I've always had an unwarranted
high opinion of myself, I think
I'm better than everyone else.
I don't know why, been that way
for as long as I can remember.
I think a lot of people feel this
way, they just won't admit it.



You think a lot of people believe you are better than them but won’t admit it?
The race is not always to the swift, nor the battle to the strong; but that is the way to bet.
StevieRayShine
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December 20th, 2020 at 6:08:25 PM permalink
No, he's saying he thinks a lot of people think they are better than everyone else.
StevieRayShine
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December 20th, 2020 at 6:11:07 PM permalink
Must be quite isolating?

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