Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Big boxes

Wal-Mart may be culturally reprehensible (or whatever) but a Tesco is pretty nice in a city filled exclusively with small hole-in-the-wall retail outlets. (You can also see how it's bad for small businesses. Is that bad?) It's very convenient to have everything in one place even if you have to go to the city's outskirts to get there.

I think that if there were not Costcos and K-Marts in every American city it would be a lot harder to stage a resistance to Wal-Mart. Because you can be moral by not going to the Super Wal-Mart as long as there's a Super Target right next to it.

2 Comments:

Blogger Isaac said...

Yes, Tesco, one the two large grocery stores of my childhood: there is also Sainsbury's. So the English really are the best? We still have our nice and insulated "Tesco bag," if you are ever feeling nostalgic.

9:24 AM  
Blogger henry said...

Maybe not the best but the only place I've found in Budapest that has stationery. Odd?

10:11 AM  

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