there are no walmarts in Pittsburgh. its ridiculous
Do you mean downtown? That's normal. There's only one Walmart 'in' Los Angeles, and I would barely even count that one. In Missoula there's two...but neither fall within the city limits.
“The most terrifying fact about the universe is not that it is hostile, but that it is indifferent. If we can come to terms with this indifference and accept the challenges of life within the boundaries of death, our existence as a species can have genuine meaning and fulfillment. However vast the darkness, we must supply our own light.” - Stanley Kubrick
the closest to me is 10 miles away and I am on the very edge of the city proper.
Really? Damn. By the time I left town I had 4 of them within a half-hour drive. Mind you I lived in the south hills, where you're never more than five minutes away from a huge ****ing shopping center and all of those empty Hills/Ames stores had to be occupied by someone (and by that I mean a minority as the rest are just rotting).
Yeah, there are zero Walmart's in what is consider the city of Pittsburgh. I have heard that it is a Pittsburgh rule to protect the small business.
As it was in Missoula and it seems to be in LA as well. The only Walmart 'in' Los Angeles is basically a ghetto-ass three-story Dollar Tree with Walmart signage outside (it bears absolutely no resemblance to a Walmart inside) in an otherwise empty mall.
It's a common practice to keep Walmart outside of cities.
We have a chat client at work and and some educated folks write like that sometimes. It makes my brain hurt. Especially "k" instead of "ok". You were too busy for extra ****ing keystroke?
I have a few friends who are really bad at using text speak and it makes me so mad. One even does it in emails. OK, I don't like it with a phone but I get it; there's a character limit. In an email you just look like an idiot.
worst thing though: my mom texts with text speak. ugh.