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Old 03-12-2012, 11:43 AM
 
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Try living in a small town. See if you enjoy the "flavor" of paying twice as much when "mom and pop" have the only game in town.
How about doing something for yourself and making/producing something you need? Surely your ancestors survived without Walmart?

OD
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Old 03-17-2012, 12:32 PM
 
Location: Cody, WY
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How about doing something for yourself and making/producing something you need? Surely your ancestors survived without Walmart?

OD
OK. Right now I need aluminum foil, toilet paper, lemons, and marinated herring. Tell me, o wise one, how to make these items. Saying that I should do without is unsatisfactory.

I don't wish to lead the life of my ancestors.
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Old 03-19-2012, 09:18 PM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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OK. Right now I need aluminum foil, toilet paper, lemons, and marinated herring. Tell me, o wise one, how to make these items. Saying that I should do without is unsatisfactory.

I don't wish to lead the life of my ancestors.
I can readily think of several options that will adequately substitute for each of those, no Walmart needed

Those substitutes have been around from many decades, and most of us (rural folk) have 'used' them . Much more often than once
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Old 03-19-2012, 09:24 PM
 
Location: In a happy place
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OK. Right now I need aluminum foil, toilet paper, lemons, and marinated herring. Tell me, o wise one, how to make these items. Saying that I should do without is unsatisfactory.

I don't wish to lead the life of my ancestors.
First time I heard someone "needs" marinated herring. I've never even heard very many people say they "want" marinated herring in this part of the country.
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Old 03-20-2012, 04:50 PM
 
Location: Cody, WY
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You can be assured if I was living in Cody, I would be doing my shopping @ 'The Merc'... That is my kind of store.
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OK. Right now I need aluminum foil, toilet paper, lemons, and marinated herring. Tell me, o wise one, how to make these items. Saying that I should do without is unsatisfactory.

I don't wish to lead the life of my ancestors.
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I can readily think of several options that will adequately substitute for each of those, no Walmart needed

Those substitutes have been around from many decades, and most of us (rural folk) have 'used' them . Much more often than once
I don't wish to have substitutes. As noted above you previously expressed your preference for a women's and children's clothing store over Walmart for groceries. Most of us rural folk buy more groceries than clothing. Powell does have an independent supermarket, and apart from "The Merc" which is rather seedy in appearance, a small but attractive downtown. The drug store even has a soda fountain.

I wonder how rural-folkish you are since you recently talked about "currying calves" on another thread. (You didn't write as if you were joking) People who live in rural areas do not desire to become actors in a living museum for the people who visit from the city and watch the quaint hicks curry their calves. We are not here for your amusement.

Out of curiosity, what are your substitutes for the items I mentioned, particularly toilet paper?

We love Walmart. I'm not so sure about transvestites.
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