Sunday, April 29, 2007
More Wal Mart.....?? What's going on?
I know, you're probably sick and tired of me railing against WalMart....
But I just learned that the largest WalMart in the COUNTRY is in Catskill? Just a few minutes from here.
Is that true? Where's that fact checker?
But, there's already a Wal Mart in Greenport.....there's another one nearby? A really big one?
Like, who shops there? I've been to the one in Greenport. It's really scary. It's gross. Hudson is a beautiful town with historic architecture, and people spend FORTUNES doing interior design work.
And then they shop at WalMart? Are you serious?
OK, maybe you need a broom or a mop. Fine. I understand. You go to WalMart.
But clothes? Furniture? FOOD? You buy FOOD there?
Aren't there other places to shop?
When they're set up, I buy my apples from the nicest boys on Warren Street - the kids in front of April's something store. The boys who work there are always SO polite. I buy from them just because they say, "Thank you, Sir."
....as opposed to "Ma'am"...which people have said to me in the past.
And the apples are from nearby farms. Sometimes there are doughnuts that are made here in town as well.
Yes, I understand that you might save money at WalMart...but chances are, you already have enough stuff and you'd save MORE money by just NOT BUYING the crap to begin with.
I understand that people have these big houses with all this room and they need to fill it. (That's another blog post. Why do you need all that space? Is it really necessary?)
In Manhattan, we live in small spaces. You learn not to buy much, because there's no place to put it. Everything you buy MUST serve a purpose. I know people who use the inside of their ovens as file cabinets.
Yes, I'm here in Hudson for the trees, the fresh air, the slower pace, and my dog is happy in the backyard.
But I don't think that more space, or more stuff, makes people happier.
Do people just buy more stuff, eat more food, fill their lives with clutter just to forget? Or not think?
Because if they ever STOPPED, and thought about what they are doing, where are their lives going, asked themselves are they really HAPPY, would the answers scare them too much? So, they just keep going....warp speed.
Am I happy? It's a simple question.
If not, then what would make me happy? How do I get there? And what do I do to get there?
Anyway, next time, someone has to explain Home Depot to me....I've been here for almost a year, and I've yet to go there. But, everyone goes there A LOT.
Maybe THAT'S a lesbian thing that I will just NEVER understand....