Sat Nov 3, Support Local Business (Lockout Related)
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10-17-2012, 09:08 AM
Join Date: Apr 2007
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The thing is, though, is that too many people expect one big solution to end problems than a bunch of little things.
Be it helping out local business, ending the lockout, world peace, whatever.
If it isn't one huge, perfect ideal... people smack it down and say "oh that won't do anything. drop in the bucket."
Every little thing is one step closer to whatever the end goal is. Why not? At the very least, it can't hurt.
agree to disagree. a great notion, and perhaps im too jaded and thats the problem. in any case, hopefully this will be resolved within the next few weeks and this who thing will be irrelevant.
for what its worth, and I think this analogy is apt, I would LOVE to do my shopping at mom and pop stores as opposed to target or wal mart. but would it really make a difference? if I spent $20 at a mom and pop store instead of wal mart, all im doing is ensuring another day before they eventually close up shop. mom and pop stores= more expensive, and theres nothing they can do about it the way business is structured in this country at the moment.
I have 2 separate charities taking money from me every monthÖbut I donít expect is to Ďdoí anything. itís a drop in the bucket. im not solving world hunger, or coming anywhere close to it. thatís for governments to do, and they wonít.
my point is- thereís always going to be an entity at the end of the road that will block you. be it government, wal-mart, or the board of governors. THEY are the ones who can throw the switch. the fallacy is that we little people can make a difference. sure, theres a mom and pop store that thrives somewhere in this country. but not for long. there are always exceptions to the rule. but all that does is prove the rule.
I got super ****ed up before work today for the first time in ever, so scuse the rambling. did that make sense? anyway, donít give your shoes to a mom and pop store, because they will steal them and move to Parsippany.
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