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    Re: Walmart employee forced to wear a yellow vest after boss found out he was gay.

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    How many things actually have "local" options nowadays?

    Just as an example, I recently needed an iced tea maker, a rice cooker, and an espresso machine. My choices for that are:

    1) Take the train down to Macy's (a huge chain) and walk around for 45 min before paying a premium,
    2) Travel all over the city trying to find individual local stores that would sell each of these things (after purchasing them from overseas), or
    3) Go online and order them from Amazon or Walmart, saving time and a couple hours.

    Criticisms of big box stores make some sense when they're pushing out smaller stores that actually produce things locally, but I don't see why the individual dude importing things from China or Italy down in midtown is more deserving of my dollar than the company importing things from China or Italy that has a bunch of stores.
    Dude, you have to go to the one K-Mart in the city! 34th street I think? When I lived in NY I had to go to k-mart all the time because even trying to find a needle and thread meant I had to go to to a needle store AND a thread store (not joking).

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    Re: Walmart employee forced to wear a yellow vest after boss found out he was gay.

    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.

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    Re: Walmart employee forced to wear a yellow vest after boss found out he was gay.

    Quote Originally Posted by StandUpChuck View Post
    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.
    Especially "if your ass looks fat in those pants"

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    Re: Walmart employee forced to wear a yellow vest after boss found out he was gay.

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    With absolutely no evidence, one guy is claiming that one manager at a store treated him badly. Lawsuits like this are astoundingly common, so I'm not sure what we're supposed to take from it even if we assume that he's telling the truth.
    Yep, and when people are trying to get money in a settlement of some kind or other, the gross lies flow freely.
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    Re: Walmart employee forced to wear a yellow vest after boss found out he was gay.

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    I doubt I could easily find all of those things in Chinatown while comparison shopping and looking up the specifications, and even if I could, it would involve a whole bunch of searching around and would certainly end up costing me more than it would if I bought them online. While they might be easy to find at a strip mall (if I felt like driving to one), what makes a strip mall outlet of bed/bath/beyond or macys any less damaging to local business than Walmart?
    When I said "strip mall", I was talking about one of those rows of little shops you find in neighborhoods. I think some people call them "boutique" stores. And I don't mind paying a little more if it keeps me from having to set foot in a Walmart and have to slough through those people while I shop. Every time I have ever been in a Walmart, I got the compulsive need to scrape off the bottom of my shoe when I came out.

    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.

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    Re: Walmart employee forced to wear a yellow vest after boss found out he was gay.

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    Especially "if your ass looks fat in those pants"
    As if I'd buy clothes there!! Go sit in the corner for 5 minutes, Mega.

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    Re: Walmart employee forced to wear a yellow vest after boss found out he was gay.

    Quote Originally Posted by jallman View Post
    When I said "strip mall", I was talking about one of those rows of little shops you find in neighborhoods. I think some people call them "boutique" stores. And I don't mind paying a little more if it keeps me from having to set foot in a Walmart and have to slough through those people while I shop. Every time I have ever been in a Walmart, I got the compulsive need to scrape off the bottom of my shoe when I came out.

    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.
    "Those people"? Elitist much?

    In my area at least, I have noticed just the opposite happening. The Wal mart is flanked by a couple strip malls that have shoppes in them. Nail shops, barber shops and dining establishment are the most common.
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    Re: Walmart employee forced to wear a yellow vest after boss found out he was gay.

    Quote Originally Posted by Phoenix View Post
    "Those people"? Elitist much?
    Not really. I just don't care much for overweight, shabby dressed, slack jawed bumpkins with their broods of ill mannered imps trailing behind them grabbing up everything from cases of soda and jumbo bags of cheetos they don't need to sweatshop clothing and flat screen televisions...when they should be spending the money on a good dental plan and literacy programs.
    Last edited by jallman; 06-24-10 at 03:44 PM.

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    Re: Walmart employee forced to wear a yellow vest after boss found out he was gay.

    Quote Originally Posted by StandUpChuck View Post
    As if I'd buy clothes there!! Go sit in the corner for 5 minutes, Mega.
    I don't buy clothes at walmart either (Except for socks) because the stuff is usually of low quality. Its better to order online from JC Pennies (or belk or macys or whatever) and pay $5 more for a shirt that will last more than six months.

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    Re: Walmart employee forced to wear a yellow vest after boss found out he was gay.

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    I buy my meds at Wall Mart.
    I buy pretty much everything at WalMart. Except food.

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