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    Quote Originally Posted by Dywyddyr View Post
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    It is also a good representation of how my wife tells a story about the events of the day.
    Heh. That's flaw in a number of people.
    I used to do an impression of a former manager of mine: I'd drop the job file on someone's desk and say "Here's another project for you, I'll give you some background: In the beginning the Earth was extremely hot and took a long while to cool down..."
    I use conversation to determine how attentive the person I am speaking to actually is. I have also been the scribe or secretary for several non-profits and my current office job so I am capable of rendering an 'executive summary' as well.

    As I am not the world's fastest typist, I have additional incentive for brevity, lol...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jocular View Post
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    Loblaws is in the process of acquiring Shoppers Drug Mart in Canada.

    Here we have Canada's largest supermarket chain joining with the nations largest pharmacy retail chain as one strategy to compete with Walmart and Target. What is of significant interest to Loblaws is all of the personal shopping data of Shoppers from which they can observe and respond to consumer buying trends in formulating their forward marketing strategies. The placement of many of the Shoppers Drug Mart venues in the rural/urban interface is also a great platform for cross-merchandising the PC house brand and vice versa with Shoppers house brand coming to the Loblaws stores.

    In my observations of men and women, I note several differences in the shopping styles of the genders and I would find it very interesting to look at the data of the Optimum rewards program (which has information such as M/F contained) to see just how much difference there actually is regarding how often, on what days/times, amount spent per visit etc. exists between men and women.

    We currently reside in a culture of commerce and given that men have historically earned more on average than women, I would personally find it of interest to examine proven statistics on their spending habits in two venues that I am quite familiar with to see if the numbers actually bear out my perceptions or if my extrapolations are in error.
    I surely KNOW your post is descriptive of current happenings in local retailing, but am truly sorry, it is in the overall, incomprehensible. Could you reduce your overall statement into a simpler prelificitationism? jocular
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    Quote Originally Posted by scheherazade View Post
    Apparently not until you clarify your reply.
    CONTEXT!!!
    Jocular's comment - in the overall, incomprehensible - surely implies that he invented the word to highlight his perceived incomprehensibility of your post and was responding in kind?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dywyddyr View Post
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    Apparently not until you clarify your reply.
    CONTEXT!!!
    Jocular's comment - in the overall, incomprehensible - surely implies that he invented the word to highlight his perceived incomprehensibility of your post and was responding in kind?
    In my observation, Jocular has an adequate command of language to comprehend my post.

    Interesting that you would respond to a personally directed reply. I shall have to take that under advisement, lol...
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    Quote Originally Posted by scheherazade View Post
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    It is also a good representation of how my wife tells a story about the events of the day.
    Heh. That's flaw in a number of people.
    I used to do an impression of a former manager of mine: I'd drop the job file on someone's desk and say "Here's another project for you, I'll give you some background: In the beginning the Earth was extremely hot and took a long while to cool down..."
    I use conversation to determine how attentive the person I am speaking to actually is. I have also been the scribe or secretary for several non-profits and my current office job so I am capable of rendering an 'executive summary' as well.

    As I am not the world's fastest typist, I have additional incentive for brevity, lol...

    brevity is a good thing!
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    Speaking of brevity, has anyone else noticed that there seems to be an innordinate number of new posters that have joined this forum since July 25th with very unusual forum names. The majority are actively on-line but not posting.

    Is this a common occurence that I have just not twigged to previously?
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    Quote Originally Posted by scheherazade View Post
    Speaking of brevity, has anyone else noticed that there seems to be an innordinate number of new posters that have joined this forum since July 25th with very unusual forum names. The majority are actively on-line but not posting.

    Is this a common occurence that I have just not twigged to previously?

    I have not noticed scheherazade....I reply to posts I recieve, and post in those that interest me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scheherazade View Post
    Speaking of brevity, has anyone else noticed that there seems to be an innordinate number of new posters that have joined this forum since July 25th with very unusual forum names. The majority are actively on-line but not posting.

    Is this a common occurence that I have just not twigged to previously?
    Someone else commented on it as well. I would guess spambots.
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    Quote Originally Posted by babe View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by scheherazade View Post
    Speaking of brevity, has anyone else noticed that there seems to be an innordinate number of new posters that have joined this forum since July 25th with very unusual forum names. The majority are actively on-line but not posting.

    Is this a common occurence that I have just not twigged to previously?

    I have not noticed scheherazade....I reply to posts I recieve, and post in those that interest me.
    I occasionally take a look at 'Who's On-line' to see what posters are available and where they are posting because if there are new threads, I will not get email notification and searching 'Today's Posts' only reveals the most recent posters name. Frequently, I am reading but not posting but I do peek in on several forums most days.

    This thread has certainly been an active one today.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neverfly View Post
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    Speaking of brevity, has anyone else noticed that there seems to be an innordinate number of new posters that have joined this forum since July 25th with very unusual forum names. The majority are actively on-line but not posting.

    Is this a common occurence that I have just not twigged to previously?
    Someone else commented on it as well. I would guess spambots.
    Well, I hope they are just voyeurs and not trouble-makers. I would not wish any trouble for the providers of this virtual playground.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scheherazade View Post
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    Speaking of brevity, has anyone else noticed that there seems to be an innordinate number of new posters that have joined this forum since July 25th with very unusual forum names. The majority are actively on-line but not posting.

    Is this a common occurence that I have just not twigged to previously?

    I have not noticed scheherazade....I reply to posts I recieve, and post in those that interest me.
    I occasionally take a look at 'Who's On-line' to see what posters are available and where they are posting because if there are new threads, I will not get email notification and searching 'Today's Posts' only reveals the most recent posters name. Frequently, I am reading but not posting but I do peek in on several forums most days.

    This thread has certainly been an active one today.
    Yes it has!! Which I find interesting!
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    Quote Originally Posted by scheherazade View Post
    In my observation, Jocular has an adequate command of language to comprehend my post.
    Hmm, yet he denied comprehension.

    Interesting that you would respond to a personally directed reply. I shall have to take that under advisement, lol...
    I was offering elucidation on a point that you appeared to have missed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dywyddyr View Post
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    Heh. That's flaw in a number of people.
    I used to do an impression of a former manager of mine: I'd drop the job file on someone's desk and say "Here's another project for you, I'll give you some background: In the beginning the Earth was extremely hot and took a long while to cool down..."
    Sir Duckness....are you rather long *cough* winded?
    Er... You DID notice the bit I've just highlighted in red, didn't you?
    Oui, Monsieur DUCKY! but it was the took a long while to cool down...and I would surmise there was more?

    Or am I mistaken.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dywyddyr View Post
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    In my observation, Jocular has an adequate command of language to comprehend my post.
    Hmm, yet he denied comprehension.

    Interesting that you would respond to a personally directed reply. I shall have to take that under advisement, lol...
    I was offering elucidation on a point that you appeared to have missed.


    Appearances can be deceiving, lol...
    I intentionally 'miss' those that please me to do so.
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    Quote Originally Posted by babe View Post
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    Heh. That's flaw in a number of people.
    I used to do an impression of a former manager of mine: I'd drop the job file on someone's desk and say "Here's another project for you, I'll give you some background: In the beginning the Earth was extremely hot and took a long while to cool down..."
    Sir Duckness....are you rather long *cough* winded?
    Er... You DID notice the bit I've just highlighted in red, didn't you?
    Oui, Monsieur DUCKY! but it was the took a long while to cool down...and I would surmise there was more?

    Or am I mistaken.
    Well, you are a 'miss' and you are 'taken', lol...
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    Quote Originally Posted by babe View Post
    Oui, Monsieur DUCKY! but it was the took a long while to cool down...and I would surmise there was more?
    Or am I mistaken.
    There was, sometimes, more.
    But the point is that I was taking the mickey out of the manager by exaggerating HIS long-windedness.
    Granted he didn't start his explanations of the job quite so far back into history, but a 10-15 year run up to "...and the grist of it is, their current machinery is worn out and they want us to design new stuff for them" is still somewhat overblown.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dywyddyr View Post
    But the point is that I was taking the mickey out of the manager
    Years ago, I watched an episode of "Are You Being Served?" in which Capt. Peacock had gotten a throat infection giving him a high pitched voice. Mr. Humphries asked Peacock something and when he recieved a response, said, "Well, if you're going to take the Mickey, I'm sorry to have asked" (Not verbatum but as well as I remember the lines off the top of my head...)
    Now, years later, I find out what that meant.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dywyddyr View Post
    Exavtly.
    Food and clothes shopping 1 don't particularly interest me.
    OTOH I can exhaust the patience of both my sisters combined if I'm in a book shop or hobby shop.

    1 With one nearly-exception, but that's long past.
    I could lose myself in a bookshop forever if I was allowed to.

    But I detest shopping. Aside from books and paint and art materials and plants (I love gardening), I hate shopping.

    My partner and son's on the other hand? When it comes to the toy aisle, for example, I lose sight of who is the adult and who is the child between the 3 of them.

    Sadly, my partner has put this love of shopping for "stuff" into shopping for the baby. He and my son's often disappear for hours, apparently to allow me to "rest" and to give me a break I do not need, while they go out shopping. Usually in the past I would stop them in the garage and send them back with the ridiculous boxes of "stuff" they bring home, such as this obscenely large and expensive car race track thing they tried to sneak into the house. Now they return with "baby stuff!!!". Like the garishly pink god knows whatever it was, the best word I can describe it is a concoction or contraption with things protruding from this tiny little baby outfit. It was hideous. My 6 year old son picked it, in case it was going to be a girl. It hurt my eyes. Sadly, I couldn't send them back with it to the store to return it because my son was so excited to be picking "stuff" for the baby. My partner's grin while he told me that we want my sons to share in this experience and so they don't feel left out... He's using that a lot at the moment each time they go shopping for baby stuff. It's total bollocks of course. I'm waiting for the race track to make a reappearance "for baby".

    Last week, they wanted to go to a baby goods store. Fighting grumpiness from lack of sleep due to heartburn from the pregnancy and morning sickness that just won't go away, I went along, thinking I could try to provide some sense to 3 males who see anything with "stuff" sticking out and are the equivalent of "ooh shiny!!". An hour later, my patience wore thin after they were convinced the baby would need a rocking bassinet that fit into the cot and clipped on and remained suspended inside the cot. Not to mention the high chair that looked like it was a rocket about to take off for outer space and the pram. Ah the pram they spotted... My version of pram = light, easy to open and close and maneuver around and to get into the boot of the car (ie a stroller that allowed the back to fold right down for baby to sleep in). Partner and son's version of pram = this space age black and chrome metal thing touted at being the "F1 of prams" if the sign was anything to go by, that looked, frankly, stupid.

    The irony of this thread (and it's counterpart, Understanding Women) is that things are not always as they seem. And people cannot really be stereotyped or made to fit certain ideals.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tranquille View Post
    I could lose myself in a bookshop forever if I was allowed to.
    Funnily enough book shopping (I just realised) turns out, for me, to be the opposite of clothes shopping.
    Given an unlimited budget 1 I spent far more time clothes shopping that I did book shopping.
    With the clothes it was a case of "Now I can afford some good stuff, let's see what grabs my eye".
    With the books it was more "Want that, and that and that... put them all in the basket", just walking down the shelves selecting anything and everything that appealed - I didn't have to choose. It was actually arm strength that curtailed the "expedition" when I realised I'd have to get them all back to the car on my own.

    1 It happened, but it was a short-term thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dywyddyr View Post
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    Thank you for this affirmative post.
    Unless I suspect there are book and/ or model shops in the vicinity.
    Then I extend the path.
    Speaking as a member of the old farts community,, ahem,...."Retired Community", I can assure that when an older couple enters a mega-facility, the guy follows obediantly the same paths as his wife. I suspect each cares enough about the other, that watchfulness is inherent, should one or the other fall down.... jocular
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    Quote Originally Posted by Harold14370 View Post
    This is the way shopping works in my household. It is also a good representation of how my wife tells a story about the events of the day. She has to tell about everything that led up to what happened, as well as some peripheral things that had nothing to do with it, before she finally gets around to the point.
    However, you DO know why that is....after learning all about them in the extraordinary thread "Understanding Women", yes?
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    Quote Originally Posted by babe View Post
    Interesting that "Understanding Men" is more posted than "Understanding Women".

    Got a bit of a chuckle out of that!
    I had no idea at the onset that our sex begged for such response, much less deserved it! My forum goals have been met and exceeded, thus all is now well with me! jocular
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    Being a poor boy, I never got into the habit of hanging out in book stores(or any stores for that matter)
    Libraries, on the other hand, to me represented the place where I wanted to live.
    anecdote:
    The Oklahoma University library had lighted translucent green floors. I used to visit the shelves, find something of interest, and sit down right there and begin to read. Near closing time, they would flick the lights of and on. Thinking that my eyes had played a trick, I would rub them, then proceed to read. Then, they would turn out the lights as they closed and locked the library. Fortunately, there was a rather nice lounge at one end of the library with long couches, coffee tables and end tables with lamps. Making my way there oer the lit green floors, I would lie down on a couch, flick on the lamp and read into the wee hours, then doze off with such wonderful dreams. In the morning a guard awakened me and I said "sorry, I got locked in" thanked him, then go for breakfast. This happened several times..."sorry, I got locked in again..."

    'twas a really wonder filled building.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scheherazade View Post
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    Ha, ha! I made it up as munificently representative of my overall amazement at this thread's length, breadth, and depth! It just happened at such time that I wound up picking on you, of all people the least deserving of that, certainly, and therefore hope you won't take it to heart! joc
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    Quote Originally Posted by sculptor View Post
    Being a poor boy, I never got into the habit of hanging out in book stores
    Then clearly your priorities were wrong.
    Who needs to eat when a new book is on the shelf, just waiting...?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dywyddyr View Post
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    Apparently not until you clarify your reply.
    CONTEXT!!!
    Jocular's comment - in the overall, incomprehensible - surely implies that he invented the word to highlight his perceived incomprehensibility of your post and was responding in kind?
    Shucks! And just when I was starting, mind you now, only starting, to like you! How the devil could you perceive I made it up as you did, if you found my comment incomprehensible, which I think means "not understandable".

    (I use no spell check or other form of reference in my writing, because of two things: first, all these contrivances have made people "lazy of mind", and second, because I believe computers are most useful performing tangible work, such as in running our car's engine!).
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    Quote Originally Posted by scheherazade View Post
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    Apparently not until you clarify your reply.
    CONTEXT!!!
    Jocular's comment - in the overall, incomprehensible - surely implies that he invented the word to highlight his perceived incomprehensibility of your post and was responding in kind?
    In my observation, Jocular has an adequate command of language to comprehend my post.

    Interesting that you would respond to a personally directed reply. I shall have to take that under advisement, lol...
    Which seems to occur quite often. In this (your) useage, it surely DOES stand for "Lots of Luck"! joc
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    Quote Originally Posted by scheherazade View Post
    Well, I hope they are just voyeurs and not trouble-makers. I would not wish any trouble for the providers of this virtual playground.
    Bravo! Well-said! Best post of the entire thread! joc
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    Quote Originally Posted by jocular View Post
    Shucks! And just when I was starting, mind you now, only starting, to like you!
    Is that a "people" thing?

    How the devil could you perceive I made it up as you did
    Er, because I could find no instance of that word in my head, nor anywhere on the internet.
    And it turns out I was correct, neh?

    if you found my comment incomprehensible
    Please go back and read what I actually wrote: I didn't say, or even imply, that I found your comment incomprehensible - on the contrary, as I remarked to Sche, I gleaned meaning.

    [quote]and second, because I believe computers are most useful performing tangible work, such as in running our car's engine![/quote]
    Here we differ.
    In this arena at least I use my computer to do the scut work - check for typos and the like, while I do the real work in my head.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scheherazade View Post
    Well, you are a 'miss' and you are 'taken', lol...
    And I thought I was wrong once, but I was mistaken! joc
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tranquille View Post
    The irony of this thread (and it's counterpart, Understanding Women) is that things are not always as they seem. And people cannot really be stereotyped or made to fit certain ideals.
    Excellent thought. Encompasses everything said within this Maelstrom! jocular
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dywyddyr View Post
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    Shucks! And just when I was starting, mind you now, only starting, to like you!
    Is that a "people" thing?

    How the devil could you perceive I made it up as you did
    Er, because I could find no instance of that word in my head, nor anywhere on the internet.
    And it turns out I was correct, neh?

    if you found my comment incomprehensible
    Please go back and read what I actually wrote: I didn't say, or even imply, that I found your comment incomprehensible - on the contrary, as I remarked to Sche, I gleaned meaning.

    [quote]and second, because I believe computers are most useful performing tangible work, such as in running our car's engine!
    Here we differ.
    In this arena at least I use my computer to do the scut work - check for typos and the like, while I do the real work in my head.[/QUOTE]

    Now, having read your response here, this will likely work at cross-purposes for you: I like you more now! ("Like is subjective, be aware, and can mean "less dislike"). jocular
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dywyddyr View Post
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    I could lose myself in a bookshop forever if I was allowed to.
    Funnily enough book shopping (I just realised) turns out, for me, to be the opposite of clothes shopping.
    Given an unlimited budget 1 I spent far more time clothes shopping that I did book shopping.
    With the clothes it was a case of "Now I can afford some good stuff, let's see what grabs my eye".
    With the books it was more "Want that, and that and that... put them all in the basket", just walking down the shelves selecting anything and everything that appealed - I didn't have to choose. It was actually arm strength that curtailed the "expedition" when I realised I'd have to get them all back to the car on my own.

    1 It happened, but it was a short-term thing.
    That's what trolleys are for!

    Yes, I have done that many times. Thankfully my son's also love reading, especially my youngest, so now I shop for interesting books for them as well. My eldest suggested he possibly gets an e-reader, since the bookshelves in his room are filling up. I was appalled at the thought and explained to him that reading is also about the feel and smell of the book in your hand. But noooo, he wants the gadgets. However as my partner reasoned, if it keeps him interested in reading, it is something I should consider. The jury is still out. Still gaps on his shelf that can be filled in the meantime.

    Clothes shopping gives me hives. I hate it. Shoe shopping is worse. Because what often happens is I get an idea or a particular item in my head and if I can't find it, then I just don't bother and do without. Plus I am a bit of a cargo pants and converse shoes kind of person everywhere I go. I like the pockets as it means I don't have to carry a bag. And hating frou frou when buying dresses and other clothes, so I tend to just go with the really classical cuts instead of the latest and greatest styles.

    Shopping for my kids is even worse than that. Sadly, they are at the age now where they want to have a say in what they wear. Gone are the days where I could zip down and just grab things by size alone. No, now they demand to come along and decide for themselves. So much easier when they couldn't talk back. Last time we went clothes shopping with the kids, I nearly ripped out my hair when the realisation dawned that they were dressing 'trendy' in their own way and everything we tried to buy resulted with "I'm not going out dressed in that!!".. Then we have the issue that both of them are so different in what they want. But they are different people. Little people, but still, they know what they want. Having said that, they have a choice, something they would never have gotten with their father.

    So now partner takes them shopping for clothes. Granted, they often return home with clothes that are, well, hideous to my eyes (I still think letting a 6 year old choose his own sneakers when he settled on a blinding lime green one is a bad idea) . But hey, it means I can avoid the throngs in the shopping malls. So it is sort of win/win. Lime green sneakers aside of course. And that hideous pink baby outfit.

    Book shopping, we all like to potter. We discovered a very large second hand bookshop in town, so it's not all shiny and new and I love it. They encourage pottering. So we potter, sometimes spending hours going through the new stock.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tranquille View Post
    That's what trolleys are for!
    Bookshops don't have trolleys.
    And even if it had the car was ~2 miles away.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dywyddyr View Post
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    That's what trolleys are for!
    Bookshops don't have trolleys.
    And even if it had the car was ~2 miles away.
    Selective parking error?

    Maybe that was the closest you could get in a more densely populated area. People are somewhat sparser here yet everyone still tries to park on the bloody doorstep of the place they want to shop. They had to increase the fines for illegally parking in a handicapped spot to $250.00.

    Judging by the superfluous weight, more than a few of them should park a lot farther away and benefit from the exercise.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sculptor View Post
    Being a poor boy, I never got into the habit of hanging out in book stores(or any stores for that matter)
    Libraries, on the other hand, to me represented the place where I wanted to live.
    anecdote:
    The Oklahoma University library had lighted translucent green floors. I used to visit the shelves, find something of interest, and sit down right there and begin to read. Near closing time, they would flick the lights of and on. Thinking that my eyes had played a trick, I would rub them, then proceed to read. Then, they would turn out the lights as they closed and locked the library. Fortunately, there was a rather nice lounge at one end of the library with long couches, coffee tables and end tables with lamps. Making my way there oer the lit green floors, I would lie down on a couch, flick on the lamp and read into the wee hours, then doze off with such wonderful dreams. In the morning a guard awakened me and I said "sorry, I got locked in" thanked him, then go for breakfast. This happened several times..."sorry, I got locked in again..."

    'twas a really wonder filled building.
    I would walk to the library as a child, filll my arms with books, and walk home.....(it was quite a ways), read them all then do it again the next Saturday. Read out the childrens sections then received written permission to check books out of the adult section.

    I agree it was a wonder-filled building.

    ot a shopper.
    I still love to read. Clothing? Well my parents weren't affluent. Mom made our clothes.

    Now I can afford to shop all I want, but I am not big on it. I do it cause I have to.
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    this machine has replaced the library-----------especially in these rural environs
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    Quote Originally Posted by scheherazade View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Dywyddyr View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Tranquille View Post
    That's what trolleys are for!
    Bookshops don't have trolleys.
    And even if it had the car was ~2 miles away.
    Selective parking error?

    Maybe that was the closest you could get in a more densely populated area. People are somewhat sparser here yet everyone still tries to park on the bloody doorstep of the place they want to shop. They had to increase the fines for illegally parking in a handicapped spot to $250.00.

    Judging by the superfluous weight, more than a few of them should park a lot farther away and benefit from the exercise.
    When I visited Manchester and Middlesbrough, England I noticed that there was very little parking available. They had what was called the City Centre and it was like a shopping mall with a huge parking garage. You could park there and then walk anywhere else you chose to from there. You could park on the street in front of the shop, well actually i saw people parking on what Americans would refer to as the sidewalk. I parked on it once just for fun, sat for about 2 minutes the left again. But the parking areas in relation to shopping in downtown areas are quite far from anywhere you would need to get to. Even the McDonalds I went to had only 5 parking spaces in their so called lot. Everything else was drive through or "walkable" from the City Centre parking garage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scheherazade View Post
    Selective parking error?
    Not quite.
    I blame the Romans 1 - the thoughtless bastards set up York with complete and total disregard for vehicular access.

    1 Well the Vikings also had a hand in it - one reason why the city layout is confusing to visitors is that it's a combination of Roman and Viking efforts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dywyddyr View Post
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    That's what trolleys are for!
    Bookshops don't have trolleys.
    And even if it had the car was ~2 miles away.
    No they do not. But the local supermarket does. What I do is go to the supermarket first, then swing by the bookstore with the small amount of shopping in the trolley. There is a method to the madness.



    Then if you are too tired to walk the trolley back, hop into it and just ride it down and hope for the best. Alternatively, you can get the lightweight folding shopping trolleys. Some even come with a seat when your old legs can't go no more..

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    Not quite.
    I blame the Romans 1 - the thoughtless bastards set up York with complete and total disregard for vehicular access.

    1 Well the Vikings also had a hand in it - one reason why the city layout is confusing to visitors is that it's a combination of Roman and Viking efforts.
    But it more than makes up for in the pretty stakes.

    Walking through such beautiful areas could hardly be a chore.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tranquille View Post
    No they do not. But the local supermarket does.
    Local supermarket was only slightly nearer than the car.
    Local supermarkets don't like the idea of people wandering off with their trolleys.
    The bookshop was too small to take a trolley into.

    Then if you are too tired to walk the trolley back, hop into it and just ride it down and hope for the best.
    Ride it?

    Alternatively, you can get the lightweight folding shopping trolleys.
    I don't quite understand this. You seem to be advocating spending money on something other than books.
    Since that can't possibly be what you mean I don't know how to interpret that sentence.

    But it more than makes up for in the pretty stakes.
    Walking through such beautiful areas could hardly be a chore.
    And one of the cafes does a superb French onion soup...
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    Quote Originally Posted by sculptor View Post
    this machine has replaced the library-----------especially in these rural environs
    Nearest library is 35 miles away.....I get books...several as a time....Mainland I have one 3 miles away.....
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    Our local library is pretty cool in that they have an extensive e-library. Once you have a library card you are allowed access to any of their ebooks by way of the internet. I don't know if you can download them or if you have to be logged in to read them. But it is certainly a nice feature, allowing those with limited transportation options to still access books without worry of late fees. My daughter has used it for writing a research paper about female against male domestic violence. It made copy and pasting quotes from a book pretty easy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dywyddyr View Post
    Local supermarket was only slightly nearer than the car.
    Local supermarkets don't like the idea of people wandering off with their trolleys.
    The bookshop was too small to take a trolley into.
    Picky picky picky!

    Ride it?


    Don't tell me you have never been tempted.

    I don't quite understand this. You seem to be advocating spending money on something other than books.
    Since that can't possibly be what you mean I don't know how to interpret that sentence.
    Small outlay that allows you to purchase (and more importantly, carry) even more books. As they say, un mal pour un bien.

    And one of the cafes does a superb French onion soup...
    Only if it has thick toasted French bread with grated Gruyère on top.
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