One grocery store in town

Discussion in 'Politics' started by RodISHI, Jan 21, 2010.

  1. RodISHI
    Offline

    RodISHI Gold Member

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2008
    Messages:
    15,018
    Thanks Received:
    3,589
    Trophy Points:
    280
    Ratings:
    +9,505
    Our little town is much like the politics congress and many areas throughout the country today we have one grocery store here in this town. Every time I shop there I get more agitated as I walk through the isles. The grocery store is phasing out most other brands for quite a few years now and replacing everything they can with store brand items. More recently though they are putting almost all items on shelves with their brand name. The cereal isle is the worse and today was even worse than usual as what few name brands are left in the store were placed on the top shelf hard to reach places. In the past I bought items that were labeled with the store name. The quality of their store brand items I bought were awful so I don't get anymore items with their name on them. Instead I buy only what I can't do without until I can drive to a town with stores with more choices.

    Politics are the same way today the choices are being limited to a very few brand name items that are being pushed at the public at an alarming rate. People are being led by a few who want all the political leaders to have their brand on them even if the quality of their leadership is inferior it will be the only choice left after a season or two.
     
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 3
    • Agree Agree x 1
    • Funny Funny x 1
    • Winner Winner x 1
  2. sealybobo
    Offline

    sealybobo Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2008
    Messages:
    59,092
    Thanks Received:
    3,763
    Trophy Points:
    1,845
    Location:
    Michigan
    Ratings:
    +12,763
    I want to ask you small town conservatives. Where do your kids go after they graduate college? Chances are they can't find work in your town am I correct?
     
  3. whitehall
    Offline

    whitehall Platinum Member

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2010
    Messages:
    31,430
    Thanks Received:
    5,155
    Trophy Points:
    1,140
    Location:
    Western Va.
    Ratings:
    +15,212
    Where the hell is that "little town"? We have specialty shops in rural Virginia that sell local items but we haven't seen grocery stores with their own names on items since the 1940's.
     
  4. RodISHI
    Offline

    RodISHI Gold Member

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2008
    Messages:
    15,018
    Thanks Received:
    3,589
    Trophy Points:
    280
    Ratings:
    +9,505
    My children went into that adult world fully equipped. One knew how to run all of the equipment and stuff like that at 11. The other could supervise, write safety programs, etc... by the time they were 16. Neither did the college deal and the smarter of the two that thought they needed college got lost for awhile but eventually pulled out of it. The other one well they make more than most college grads but they both are extremely talented and could do pretty much whatever they want. If they make or have made mistakes along the way they are responsible for whatever those may be.
     
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 3
    Last edited: Apr 23, 2017
  5. RodISHI
    Offline

    RodISHI Gold Member

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2008
    Messages:
    15,018
    Thanks Received:
    3,589
    Trophy Points:
    280
    Ratings:
    +9,505
    We have one of those here (now).
     
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 1
    Last edited: Apr 23, 2017
  6. Tresha91203
    Offline

    Tresha91203 Platinum Member

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2012
    Messages:
    1,987
    Thanks Received:
    721
    Trophy Points:
    1,030
    Location:
    South Louisiana
    Ratings:
    +1,684
    Here, the plants employ a LOT of people and pull from the small towns where they are located.

    Chemical Plant Operator Salaries in Louisiana and by education, experience, Location and more - Salary.com

    Chemical Plant and System Operators

    There are also a lot employed in the health industry, child and elder care, tourism, food industry, fishing/shrimping, retail, engineering, education, construction, auto industry (including maintenance and after market parts/installation, law enforcement, etc. On the bad side, we have way too many lawyers.

    ETA: I am a self employed academic tutor and doing well.
     
    • Informative Informative x 1
  7. RodISHI
    Offline

    RodISHI Gold Member

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2008
    Messages:
    15,018
    Thanks Received:
    3,589
    Trophy Points:
    280
    Ratings:
    +9,505
    An old judge friend says that lawyer bs now is because the law schools lower the standards for entrance exams. In that he said we got a ton of unethical idiots attorneys in the system. That conversation with him was over twenty years and now we have a lot of those if'iots on the bench.
     
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 1
  8. sealybobo
    Offline

    sealybobo Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2008
    Messages:
    59,092
    Thanks Received:
    3,763
    Trophy Points:
    1,845
    Location:
    Michigan
    Ratings:
    +12,763
    I know all the types of jobs that are in a small town. I'm none of those things.

    My brother makes a lot of money. 4 years ago he said he would invest in a business in this town we go up to if I could think of a business I would want to run in a small town. When we'd go up I'd wonder what does this town need. What is it ready for? I wish I was that kind of guy but what I do is corporate sales. If there were any corporate jobs I would have moved up in a heartbeat. I get paid a pretty good salary. I'm not any of those things you listed above. I'd love to be the cop in a small town. Btw he gets a pension
     
    • Funny Funny x 1
  9. Tresha91203
    Offline

    Tresha91203 Platinum Member

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2012
    Messages:
    1,987
    Thanks Received:
    721
    Trophy Points:
    1,030
    Location:
    South Louisiana
    Ratings:
    +1,684
    It's worse here. We operate under Napoleanic Law (Napoleanic Code). For some reason, lawyers thrive in this climate. Per capita, we are in the top 10 States with the most lawyers.
     
    • Informative Informative x 1
  10. Tresha91203
    Offline

    Tresha91203 Platinum Member

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2012
    Messages:
    1,987
    Thanks Received:
    721
    Trophy Points:
    1,030
    Location:
    South Louisiana
    Ratings:
    +1,684
    I got tired of busting my ass for someone else and needed to spend more time with my aging disabled mother (next up hubby's mother who is pushing 70). I made my own job after tossing around a few ideas. I almost became a laundress (love folding clothes for some reason). I make more money working for myself in half the time. It was scary as shit, but took off like a rocket. I am very grateful.
     
    • Winner Winner x 2

Share This Page