I have had something on my mind for a long time, years, so many.
Whenever someone says to only shop local, don’t give your money to big corporations, don’t shop on Amazon, don’t go to Walmart, don’t shop at big box stores, don’t don’t don’t; I get a little irritated.
I work for a large corporation and if people didn’t buy our products I wouldn’t have a job, I wouldn’t be able to buy the boots I want, shoes, live in the neighborhood I want, drive the car I want. There are a lot of things I couldn’t do without a job, my job, my really good job in a large corporation.
The other places employ people as well, they are working to buy boots, probably not as cute as mine, but nevertheless, boots, cars, homes, food, clothes all kinds of things.
My job and their jobs enable us to also shop locally, purchasing the handmade goods and farmers markets that keep a community functioning.
All jobs are important, shop where you want, personally, not boot related, I have three stores that I frequent. Target, Costco and Whole Foods, I love those stores. I don’t plan on stopping my shopping simply because people don’t like those stores.
honestly, have you been in a Costco? The workers are so happy! I love walking in there, they greet me, they smile and they hand out food. What is not to love!
Whole Foods gives out wine samples, they have my favorite supplements that I can’t find anywhere else. Their chicken soup is the best I’ve ever had, yes, even better than my mom’s soup. She made great chicken soup, but it cannot even touch Whole Foods. They also enable me to think i’m being bad when I’m being healthy. I do try to eat as clean as possible and they help keep me on track.
Target is just fun, and clean and they have cute things and sell books. I do love books, I know digital books are all the rage, but there is nothing like holding a book in your hands and turning the pages. So satisfying to close it when you are done.
The next time you want to rail on big corporations, think about all of the paychecks it generates. Not just at that company, but the people it pays goes out into the communities and spends that money.
I feel better, thanks for listening, or reading as the case may be.
Today was jersey day at work, sports not cows, I, of course, wore my OU jersey. I do believe I was the only one that wore a college team, everyone else was wear pro ball teams.
We are a very diverse group, a lot of transplants in my office, of course there were Cowboy jersey’s because, well, Texas. The Chiefs, Colts, Bears, Saints, 49er’s and Raiders were also in the house. I love friendly rivalry, it is so much fun, like when my friend who is a rabid UT fan wears orange to work. Then runs up and hugs me, while I’m saying get that orange off of me! Germs. So much fun, I hope no one ever thinks I am really offended. I don’t think yelling hashtag me too helps, but hopefully they know.
I’m done for the day, I did get a really good nights sleep last night. I am hoping to repeat it tonight, I hope you all have a great night.
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