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Monday, July 14, 2008

Boycott Begins...


My boycott of the East Point Package Store has begun. I've been a loyal and steady customer for over 8 years, but as of today I vow to not ever shop there again. I'm tired of being hit up for money every time I enter their parking lot. Lately there seems to be a line of people standing near the doorway-- each one of them has a sadder story (or a bigger tale) then the next. I'm sick of it. If the new store owners cared about their reputation, they would try to run these folks off, or call the police. Apparently they don't care and allow these people to beg from all of their customers. I'll pay a little extra and shop elsewhere from now on.

8 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Really? Man up.
Pod

11:58 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've not been there, but your blog sounds pretty harsh. Do the beggars threaten you or harm you? In some cultures begging is a class of life that goes on all over.

Sorry to hear that you will spend more more at another store rather than give it to a beggar.

7:52 AM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In some cultures, they also kill girl children, cut off the hands of theives, and drink fermented goat's milk. Would you like to live in those places.
Michael Hill

12:17 PM

 
Blogger beverly said...

Actually, that sign is totally clever.

4:44 PM

 
Anonymous Joel said...

Brian,

Don't listen to those stupid responses. Why don't they stop by the package store and give some money to those poor poor people or better yet take them home for a good meal and a good nights sleep at their home? I think we all know the answer to that question. Human compassion is one thins, making a carrer out of begging is entirely different.

10:05 PM

 
Blogger epgraves said...

Bri,
I haven't been to the store in years but do drive by a lot and it is getting seedier. Forget the bad comments, If it makes you un comfortable then find a better place and don't feel bad about it. You earn the money so you have a right to spend it where you damn well please. However, You may have to find one farther away because all of the ones around here are all seedy lately. Since you live so close to it, you have a right to be concerned.

Bring Michael to see the Historical Society one day. I do have a blue print of the Kicklighter lots for you to see.

11:59 AM

 
Blogger Brian said...

Thanks for the support guys. I'm not worried about the comments of one person named "anonymous", though. It is amazing that in this day and age, people think they are being anonymous, but it's easy to track who they are-- I just had to look at my webtracker to see who was logged in to my blog at the time of the comment. Mystery solved.

In my defense-- the store is in my neighborhood-- literally 2 blocks from my house. If I wanted the neighborhood to get more seedy, I'd be happy to support the beggers. It's my choice to not give them money-- if they strike out repeatedly, they might just move on to another location.

And no-- they have never hurt me or assaulted me-- but it just takes one time. Supposing one of them asked me a dollar and I agreed. I take out my wallet and thumb through the cash to find a one dollar bill. Now I am standing there with a handful of cash and credit cards. A desperate person would hit me over the head or shoot me to get what's in my hand. I don't want to risk it-- I help needy people in other ways through charitable contributions-- not hand outs.

4:43 PM

 
Blogger epgraves said...

I use the site meter, It will tell me the server or provider and thats it however, if the post was made using a company or main frame computer, it has the name of the company or org attached, so if you know anyone that works there, you can guess where it came from.

6:41 PM

 

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