Dickson Street gets most of the Wal-Mart gold? Gee, that shouldn’t be too hard to figure out | Street Jazz

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Dickson Street gets most of the Wal-Mart gold? Gee, that shouldn’t be too hard to figure out

Posted By on Thu, Jun 5, 2008 at 9:49 AM

I wrote on this last year, but it might be timely to repeat the story. Several times a year Tracy and I travel out of town. Invariably, I will have forgotten to pack something - razor blades, batteries, dog food, what have you. Thius usually makes a trip to the local Wally World necessary.

When the clerk finds out where we are from, more than a few times we have heard the reply:

“Fayetteville? I really hate that town!”

It seems that said cashier was one of the “lucky” shareholders who managed to get a trip to the annual meeting held in the New York City of the Ozarks. The story is always the same.

If they don’t have a vehicle, they feel like a herd of cattle, taken from place to place, herded together in dormitories, and then dropped down on Dickson - presumably so they don’t wander too far off.

It’s obvious Wal-Mart only has an interest in promoting Wal-Mart. Maybe Fayetteville should take a more pro-active role in promoting itself to the shareholders every year.

Where’s that damn trolley when you actually need it?

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Especially as I’ve always seen myself as a cross between Zorro and Groucho Marx

I've just finished "Zorro," by Isabel Allende, and if it isn't on your bookshelf yet, you are missing a treat. Allende, the author of such excellent novels as "The House of the Spirits" and "Daughter of Fortune," has taken the legend of Zorro in a completely new direction. The story is complex, and Allende handles the characters - both new and familiar - with ease. This is a great book to curl up this summer while waiting for that plane that never arrives, with both high adventure and masterful writing.

*****

Quote of the Day - no doubt someone in City Hall will get upset with his one

"When dialog and debate in government get confused with rudeness instead of the  reality that they are necessary tools of a well-functioning  Democratic government, question the accuser rather than the accused." -  Anonymous

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