I’ll tell you why Brick and Mortar are DOOMED!

October 12, 2013

Today I went looking for a good quality ear wash for my dog.

I did research online. Many, MANY dog forums recommend Zymox or EpiOptic by Virbac.

Can I find it? NO! You know why? Because PetCo only carries their own brand and a bunch of unknown brands that are probably crap as I’ve never heard of them and they weren’t mentioned online EVER. So I got to PetSmart and they only have ONE, not Zymox or Virbac and they were OUT.

So I’m going online and I’m buying it from AMAZON. In the meantime, I’ll flush his ears with a 50/50 solution of white vinegar and lukewarm water.

FUCK PetCo (who just bought out Pet People so I couldn’t go there anymore either) and PetSmart. This is the result of big corporations pushing out the little Mom and Pop local stores. If PetPeople was there, I’d try there. But the small stores are being driven out of business by the likes of PetCo and PetSmart and then they only stock their private labels and crap brands that are worse. And we the consumers end up with very little to choose from. What happened to protections from monopolies?

If you want to get the BEST for your dog, you have to order it online.

So let the Brick and Mortar stores scream about losing business to the internet. As far as I’m concerned, they can all go bankrupt and it won’t bother me a bit. They don’t carry what I want, why should I pay them any money for what I don’t want?


More like Green Friday.

November 26, 2010

We all know where the term Black Friday comes from, right?

It comes from accounting. Red and Black ink was used by accountants to keep books. Black for money coming in or profits. Red for money going out or money owed. When all is said and done, if you’re in the red, you’re losing money, in the black you’ve made more than you’ve spent or lost.

Black Friday refers to the Friday after Thanksgiving, the one day of the year where there is so much money spent that retailer’s books go from red to black.

Imagine running a business that loses money all year and you depend on one day of the year, in NOVEMBER, to swing your account books from red to black.

No wonder the U.S. Economy is in such poor shape.

And how responsible are these corporate giants? I saw a Black Friday commercial about the great deals for buying presents for all your friends and out they all whip with their plastic credit cards. It that really responsible? Urging people to go further into credit card debt? Well, they don’t care. They just want to get into the black.

So spend spend spend.

I spent my day at home working in my yard. I pulled all of the spent plants out of the garden and weeded. Then I planted lettuce.

So my Friday had plenty of green. The healthy kind.

Now I’m not advocating you don’t buy anything for Christmas. But if you must, at least buy American.

Adventures in eating.

August 18, 2009

I know it is illegal to sell raw milk in some states, but not in mine.

Tonight I had a bowl of cereal with raw milk. I didn’t notice much difference since the cereal pretty much flavored the milk. But I’m giving it a try. The local healthy grocery store stocks it and it isn’t much farther than the cheap grocery chain. And for now, I have money to pay more for quality food. For some things, I’ll hit the cheap store. But the healthy store has products with no high fructose corn syrup so I’ll be going there a few times a month probably.

At any rate, I am keeping a close eye on the expiration date of the milk and keeping it refrigerated properly. No BGH. I haven’t checked their eggs or asked about free range chickens yet. I didn’t ask if they had grass fed beef either but I will the next time. The local butcher has free range chickens and their eggs but no grass fed beef. I’ll have to go to Henry’s for that if the healthy store doesn’t have them.

Oh, and regular Cheerios? No HFCS. Yay!

And I’m starting to feel better. Don’t know if it’s just psychological or because I’ve been off HFCS for over a month.