I remember a very happy time (the 1950s) when “big box stores” didn’t exist. There was simply no such thing.
If you wanted to buy a newspaper, get a Coke, a comic book, an ice cream soda or Spalding rubber ball to play stick ball, you went into the local CANDY STORE and plunked down a nickel for the Coke, a dime for the comic or a quarter for the ball, ice cream soda or malted and walked out a happy, smiling kid.
Ditto the local hardware store, grocery store or butcher — all run and owned by private people, all giving you personal and expert service.
Then came the onerous “big box” stores, which eventually forced the local merchants out of business.
Also vanishing was the personal service. And once the private stores were gone prices soared. After all, someone had to pay the exorbitant ever-increasing rents for those gigantic spaces, and guess who that was?
Fast forward… now it’s 2018 and Amazon is doing to the big box stores and greedy landlords what they did to Carl’s Hardware store and Wolfson’s grocery and the mom and pop candy stores.
AND I LOVE IT!
I love it because I despise greedy landlords and absolutely hate greedy land developers.
Read the article at the link below and I guarantee that unless you’re one of ‘em, you too will relish the idea of POETIC JUSTICE!