Shopping WalMart once in a while is a right of passage for me and my ilk. Now I'll look for the dudes in the yellow vests, because NOTHING beats shopping with a gay guy.
"I believe in a Spinoza's God who reveals himself in the harmony of all that exists, but not in a God who concerns himself with the fate and actions of human beings."
--Albert Einstein, 1929
As to the rest, I understand what you are saying. However, I think those events where larger stores put out smaller competitors happened a little more gradually. Further, those smaller competitors likely ended up becoming suppliers for the larger mom and pop and neighborhood grocers and such. When Walmart moves into a small town, whole blocks of private businesses go under.
From the ashes.
Last edited by jallman; 06-24-10 at 01:44 PM.