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WCGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-26-05 11:54 PM
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I love 24/7 supermarkets....
Got some Cat Litter... Apple Crumb Cake... Progresso Soup.... and, twelve packs of diet coke for Mrs. WCGreen for 2.50 a piece....
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KitchenWitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-26-05 11:55 PM
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1. Did they look at you strangely with that assortment of items
I swear when I late night grocery shop, they look at me like I am high...
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WCGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-26-05 11:58 PM
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2. Oh Yea... I forgot the stain stick.......
It's where I catch up on the gossip in the tabloids.....
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Rabrrrrrr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-26-05 11:59 PM
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3. But imagine if the million or so 24/7 stores weren't 24/7,
how many billions of barrels of oil that would save every year.

If all stores were required to close from, let's say, 9 pm to 6 am, we'd save so much goddamned oil, that gasoline for the car would go down to $2 a gallon. Buton the other hand, it might go up to $5 a gallon.

But, whatever the fuck happens, if we stopped stores from their utterly unecessary 24/7 bullshit, we'd save a shitload of environmental destruction.

A FUCKING SHITLOAD!!
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WCGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-27-05 12:02 AM
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4. They are pretty much at full force anyway since that
is when they restock, polish the floors and set up displays...

And, they need to run the coolers and keep the temperature the same as well......

Why not keep it open so they an at least recoup some of their money....

The store I go to cuts down all unnecessary lighting....

So, I don't see the problem......
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-27-05 12:03 AM
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5. My local Ralphs is open 24/7........
And I have gone in there late once in a while...I feel safe enough, but often the aisles are cluttered with these enormous plastic wrapped pallets that are waiting to be unloaded....

But there aren't any crowds...and that is a definite PLUS!

:hi:
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Wapsie B Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-27-05 12:03 AM
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6. They've got the discounted pastries on display
this time of day. Dangerous territory.
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WCGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-27-05 12:16 AM
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8. Oh yea....
Why do you think I bought the Apple Crumb Cake.....
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Wapsie B Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-27-05 12:22 AM
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10. Crumb cake is good.........
But those fudge chocolate brownies and chocolate chip cookies are like heroin to me.
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WCGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-27-05 12:32 AM
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11. I know I know... One day at a time Sweet Jesus....
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Wapsie B Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-27-05 12:34 AM
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12. More like
Drop kick me Jesus through the goal posts of life....
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Meatwad Donating Member (330 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-27-05 12:06 AM
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7. 24/7 stores are the best.
You know how much they saved me from my cravings of certain flavors of ice cream or various other products?

I wouldn't know what to do if Coborn's decided to close at 10 pm like the other local store. I'd go :crazy: !
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enigmatic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-27-05 12:18 AM
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9. Me too
And there are ZERO here in Edmonton, which for a city of a million people, is not only a crime against humanity, but a crime against night owls, dammit!
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WCGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-27-05 12:37 AM
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13. Oh the Horror, the Horror.......
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enigmatic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-27-05 12:43 AM
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14. I couldn't believe it
There a couple Shoppers Drug Marts that are open 24 hours in town, and that's a close as it gets. I mean, WTF?
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WCGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-27-05 12:44 AM
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15. Really....
Rocky river has he 24/7 bug...

A target is gonna go 24/7...

A couple a gas stations...

And a Mikey D's....

BTW, they just tore down Westgate.....
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enigmatic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-27-05 12:52 AM
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16. Whaaa???
Westgate is gone? Damn, my first job I got paid over the table at was at The Westwood Dining Room inside og Higbee's at Westgate; I was a bus boy. Man, that place had some good memories for me; is the Loews West and Brown Derby just west of there still around, too? How about the Rustic Restuarant?
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WCGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-27-05 01:02 AM
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17. All that is left is the Rustic....
The leow's left about ten years ago....

Brown Derby about the same time....

The BD is an all you can eat buffet place and the Loew's is a chistian super store......

Great Northen has about 225 store now and so Westgate just couldn;t compete....

They took out the two hub stores, Halle's and Higbee's and are gonna try and recreate the old Westgate that was an outdoor mall, if you can remember that....

We ate at the Rustic a few weeks ago... Those Reagalsburgers are still fucking great after all these years.....

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enigmatic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-27-05 01:05 AM
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18. I barely remember that
But if it's going to revive the area, that's cool. My best friend's Mom worked at The BD for years; I loved that place.

I used to go into the RR once or twice a week when I was working at Westgate and eat; I used to see Tom Haley there all the time..
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WCGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-27-05 01:07 AM
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19. I got a job at the BD but didn't take it cause I got a better
one downtown....

I believe the one out by the airport is still open....
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KitchenWitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-27-05 01:07 AM
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20. Want to hear something strange
In Rochester, MN, the home of the famous Mayo Clinic, there are NO 24 hour pharmacies...none.

How did I find this out? We were in Rochester for my son's baseball tournament, and my daughter had a severe asthma attack and we ran out of neb solution. I had to drive 2 hours back home to get more.
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WCGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-27-05 01:11 AM
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21. Jesus....
That is horrible......
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KitchenWitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-27-05 01:27 AM
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22. You would think there would be a 24 hour pharmacy
in the land of the World Famous Mayo Clinic...
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WCGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-27-05 01:51 AM
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27. Well, that's probably why the Twins tanked this year.....
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KitchenWitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-27-05 01:54 AM
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28. ROFLMFAO
Good one!

We still will have one of the best pitching staffs in the league next year though...

Hopefully Terry Ryan will come through with some offense for a change.
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WCGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-27-05 01:55 AM
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29. Well..... The Indians, what ever happens this year...
I think will be back better than ever next year....

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enigmatic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-27-05 01:27 AM
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23. That's crazy
You figure somebody would have gotten hip to that and decided to open up shop and clean up!
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KitchenWitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-27-05 01:29 AM
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24. pretty much the whole town rolls up the carpet at 6 pm every night
even weekends...with the exception of restaurants.

It is a strange place.
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enigmatic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-27-05 01:35 AM
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25. It sounds like it
Even Deadmonton isn't that dead :)
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KitchenWitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-27-05 01:50 AM
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26. It is strange
The two large employers in the area are the Mayo Clinic and IBM. For a city of almost 100,000 people, it sure acts like it is Podunk, Nowhere!
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