The View from a Drawbridge

The random musings of a bridgetender with entirely too much time on her hands.

Walmart Hell

The View from a Drawbridge

I’ve written a few blog posts about how I hate shopping at Walmart. I feel so strongly about this that I have managed to avoid entering one of these dens of iniquity for nearly 4 years. Seattle makes that easy, because it has yet to allow a Walmart within its city limits. (One more reason …

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My mother used to tell me about the days when people dressed up to go to the bank. And they’d definitely dress up when going to a restaurant. Nowadays you’re lucky if you don’t run into people still wearing their pajamas in public. We’ve come a long way, baby! You can see this steady trend …

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One of the nice little perks you get when blogging on WordPress is that you can see what search phrases people have typed in to find your blog. Sometimes these come in the form of questions or strange statements and I long to have the ability to contact these people and respond. Never fear. Your …

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Controversial title, I know. But hear me out. Charish Perriwinkle, 8 years old, is dead. Most of you will not have even heard of her. She was abducted from a Walmart here in Jacksonville, Florida, and within hours her body was found and her abductor was apprehended. He was a serial pedophile, someone who should …

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Okay, I’ve already established in an earlier blog entry that I’m no fan of Walmart, but I felt this new development deserved an entry, too. To further their quest for total world domination, Walmart has begun branching out. They call these new stores “Walmart Neighborhood Markets”. Basically they are grocery stores, pure and simple. One …

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I do my level best to avoid Walmart at all times, but it’s insidious. It’s like a cancer upon the landscape. Sometimes you just can’t find what you’re looking for anywhere else. When that happens, I take a deep breath, try to center myself, and head to that debauched temple of crass consumerism to do …

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I’ve got another cold. I’m feverish, and I suspect I’m hallucinating, so I apologize in advance for whatever I write today. Combine that with the fact that I’ve been looking at a summary of the search terms that people have used to find my blog, and having quite a giggle over that. Why did the …

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Behind every small-scale enterprise is someone who is so desperately in need of money that they’re willing to get creative. I can’t help but admire and, frankly, relate to that, so I try to support these enterprises whenever I can. If I have a coin, I won’t hesitate to drop it into the hat of …

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