Scooter racing

Scooter racing
After parking for the night, we'll still have time for a little racing

Monday, 22 October 2012

Did I miss a memo or something?

I don't shop a lot, but jeez..... did I miss a memo or something?

I would like to know if I accidentally tripped a switch on my way out of town last June.  I figure that can be the only explanation for the complete change that has occurred in my little corner of the planet since then.  It's either that or, as I have suspected for some time, the local economy is directly tied to my wallet.

I have lived in the same place for 16 years, shopped at the same stores, driven the same route to work.  When I came back, I discovered that the grocery store I most frequently use is closed; the store where I buy all of my clothes is also closed; the 2 main routes I use to get into town are all but closed due to construction; the alternate grocery store which only opened a year ago not only closed but then re-opened as an all-chinese grocery store which smells like a giant fish market and doesn't have English signs so I can't shop there; several of the restaurants I usually use are closed; even the Dairy Queen is closed!


  1. That is scary stuff. Are you sure you went to the right town? Really it seems to be happing in lots of places. And the ones that are still open are charging an arm and 2 legs.

  2. I hear you! And if they aren't upping prices, they're changing languages. I went into one of my favorite grocery stores and every sign was in mandarin, the place smelled like a fishhouse, and, at 5'4", I felt like Gulliver in Lilliput. All this in 3 months!

    BTW - I love your blog