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Something to like about Brooklyn

I stepped briskly down the street today, and entered a small store where hits of the 1980's were playing.(they were paying Manic Mondays,) I bought: a set of sheets, heavy duct tape, pony-tail holders, cat food and contractor bags. Had I wished, I could also have bought: a hookah, male enhancement pills, pirated dvds, and snack food.  I did not purchase these last things.

Now I am going to clean my kitchen, change my sheets, patch that  hole in my floor, (the chair wheel keeps getting stuck in it.)  Then I will put my hair up and and make a cheese-cake! (That ricotta I thought I wanted is not going to leave the fridge by itself)

Suppose I could get the same things at Walmart-- but I don't want to shop at Walmart. I would rather give my money to the man here-- who has his kid in the school down the street, and lives above the shop.

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ba1126
Mar. 13th, 2013 08:21 pm (UTC)
That's nice, to support a store where you know the owner. On the other hand, I bought a jar of celery seed from my local store for $6 and then found (and bought) the same spice, same amt., same brand, for HALF the price!!
nodbear
Mar. 14th, 2013 12:11 pm (UTC)
a real shop ! we have very few of those left here and when you find one they are a gem.

thistle_chaser
Mar. 14th, 2013 02:21 pm (UTC)
I'd be more likely to visit any store that plays 80s music.

I've only been to Walmart's once (my mother was visiting and wanted to go). I'm more than happy to never go again. Small stores are quicker to get in and out of, and almost always have what I need. (Rarely I have to make a trip into Target, but I go elsewhere when I can.)
eglantine_br
Mar. 15th, 2013 03:06 am (UTC)
There is not enough empty space here to make a really big store. Even the grocery stores are smallish.

And the prices are really pretty good.
provencepuss
Mar. 15th, 2013 12:07 pm (UTC)
I think I'd prefer 70s music but I prfer small stores in the city to supermarkets. The problem is that they tend to be pricier - but they also have those things that the supermarkets don't always have. And if you shop in the local store you don't fill a trolley with stuff you don't really need; a shopping basket is a great leveller
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