Thursday, August 28, 2008

You Get What You Pay For

Seth Godin knocks this one out of the park. I am always telling people "If you don't like X, don't shop there/buy that" etc. And, yes, the same absolutely goes for politics.

For example, my good friend and fishing buddy, Jason, is a huge WalMart opponent. He's also a diehard Republican and supporter of the free market. When ever he bitches about WalMart I just say "Then don't shop there." Of course, he gets it. He's not running off to the city government to try and ban them via zoning or planning laws. That kind of stuff hacks me off.

Frankly, it's fun to poke fun at his opposition. Just did the other day when he said he was looking for someplace to buy freeze dried food for our Yellowstone backpacking/fly fishing trip. "WalMart probably carries it" was my suggestion.

1 Comments:

At 5:32 AM, Blogger chief said...

Good advice - We don't shop there and live in a small town with few other options. We pay more for things from local vendors who recognize us and offer service, information, assistance and a sense of community. It's hard sometimes though, since we are forced to drive to meet certain needs. Which is worse? At least we try to accomplish a lot when we drive.

 

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