Thursday, November 01, 2012

Questions


(1) How do you deal with your FB friends who are still on your friends list but have died?

    (a) Unfriend them.

    (b) Suggest a memorial site to FB owners so they can be transferred.

(2) Refrigerator
 
    (a)Where does all the ice in your enviro-fridge come from?

    (b) Where does all the ice in your unenviro-frost-free fridge go?

(3) When you've always taken a principled stand against shopping Mallwart what do you do when all other shops and stores have been run out of town by them and you desperately need a type of wool that now only they carry.

(a) Skulk through its doors and buy the wool and feel bad for weeks?

(b) Suffer in silence and dream up some other projects with your stash?

Mallwart's Infestation of the U.S.







22 comments:

  1. I am only on FB so I can see my children and grand children's images. Walmart is the only place in my small town where certain items can be purchased.
    Go as seldom as possible. I order a lot from Amazon - no driving and no tax in my area and at my door in a couple of days. Shopping more and more like this - so far I like it...

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  2. Send someone else to get the wool! ;)

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  3. 1. I'm not on FB now and when I was, I never had anyone die on me. I guess at some point I'd defreind if the profile stayed up?

    2. No idea.

    3. I live in just such a town and I have to weigh shopping there when I need a few things versus driving 40 miles to a town with more options. So, I'd go in.

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  4. 1. I would not defriend them but keep them forever as my friend. What's wrong with that? It would just be a friendly (hah!) reminder.

    2. I have no idea but I bet it's not as eco-friendly as you think.

    3. Out of principle, you should go to a town that does have the right shop that carries the right wool. Don't give in and go to Walmart as a matter of convenience.

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  5. SAW:
    This is a vast island and I would have to drive over 100k.
    what troubles me most about the dead FB friends is the reminders that pop up on the sidebar suggesting cute things for the dead friends.
    XO
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  6. Irene:
    Like I said it's the popups about them...
    You too have no idea of the size of this island. Winter ferry, for example is over 900k away....I may have to break down and enter.....
    XO
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  7. I have a dead friend on FB, don't you think it is a kind of spiritist thing, maintaining a "friendship" across The Great Divide? I once created an alternate FB persona, located it in a distant small town that I have never been to. I regularly get Friend requests for my imaginary alter ego, apparently she is known there.

    As for Walmart I am ever the pragmatist, if I can get it elsewhere I do but if I can't then I just go in and buy it and walk out again without a guilty qualm. It is not like it is your fault that things have come to this, you've done your bit and it just wasn't enough.

    A lot of yarns are available online now, perhaps the shipping cost is worth it? I guess it might be if it is cheaper than a 200km drive.

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  8. Wow, your questions hurt my head and the Facebook one hurts my heart.

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  9. Annie:
    I've always liked your takes on life and yes, I had considered ordering on line but shipping costs ruled. There should be an Amazon for knitters. Free shipping yeah.
    I despise everything about Mallwart, not least their exploited workers.
    XO
    WWW

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  10. Annie
    that came out incorrectly - *not least the exploitation of their workers....
    XO
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  11. Marcia:
    We're all hurting then. :(
    XO
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  12. Hmmmm - well I don't have FB friends, so that's one problem less for me. ;-)

    We shop (lightly) at Walmart, only for certain things e.g. bread sticks from their bakery - only kind of bread I've found (around here) in US that's not sweet. And they now sell McVities Digestives and Chocolate Digestives - British biscuits (cookies in the US)- can't get them otherwise unless by mail, when they arrive smashed to bits.

    I hate Walmart's policy of selling rubbish from China, and their attitude to unions, but realise that they do provide some jobs for some people, some elderly people (greeters) too. Not good jobs, but jobs. If they closed now I doubt the same number of jobs would spring up elsewhere.

    If I were you, WWW, I'd just buy the wool you need at Walmart with no feelings of guilt at all.....that'd be taking a good instinct too far and turning it into a bad one - I think so anyway.

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  13. You may have misunderstood me - I was saying I would go in to WalMart to get the wool vs. wasting the gas to drive to a town far away. Sometimes "principal" is a worse option than wasting resources (gas and time).

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  14. I love that you won't go into a Walmart (and that's still the answer to #3) and I love that you needed to put in an extra comment to clear up any idea you hated exploited workers. You're a doll.

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  15. Unfriend them.How will they know besides its unfriendly of them to kick off and present you with the dilemma.

    As for Walmart,when my wife chaired the daffodil campaign here Walmart provided her with tables in their prime selling space inside the store together with cold storage for the flowers all gratis. I contrast this with a Loblaws, clone that would only give her space in a cold lobby bring her own table and was seated behind other merchandise.
    I wonder why Loblaws who control most of the food supply in this country and 'exploit' their workers also is given a free ride in some circles.

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  16. My daughter 's dead father in law is still on Facebook. I think it's creepy,since he has been gone now for two years.

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  17. T:
    the Walmart trap, I get it, but still find it incredibly sad that people are forced to work and shop there. And I absolutely hate the environment of the cavernous soulless barn and dismal untreed parking lots.
    I feel less spirited and completely uninspired when I shop there.
    XO
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  18. SAW:
    And I'm sad that we are left without any kind of ethical choice in the matter. Which is the business plan of Walmart.
    XO
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  19. GFB:
    Oh that's a discussion that could take several days!
    XO
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  20. Hattie:

    I know. I get so very sad too when my friends' likes, etc., pop up and I guess if I believed in an afterlife it would cause me some amusement.

    But there is no "afters".

    XO
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