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Bedford Ramblings
Steve Mills

Town NW of Atlanta, GA (Dallas) is getting a new Walmart concept.

Posted Tuesday, September 17, 2019, at 9:20 AM
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    I guess just about anything is possible. But this isn't even close. Where is the drive thru church and night court?

    -- Posted by fair share on Tue, Sep 17, 2019, at 10:06 AM
  • My wife's involvement in cloth and sewing pointed out years ago what happens when "big box stores" enter a market, kills off competition and then decides to back out of the market.

    Others can probably name some favorite stores that disappeared when the "BB" stores moved in. They don't carry the hard to find widget because it is not a volume mover but our local, family owned store always seemed to have it and pricing was not that much different.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Tue, Sep 17, 2019, at 11:14 AM
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    Not to wory! After everyone gets use to the service, Walmart will shut it down leaving all those people in an emergency disaster with no way to continue this serve anywhere locally.

    Walmart will also no doubt in my mind, not restock the drugs and items the people get use to buying from them like everything else they sell.

    Or Walmart will just change to another cheaper "Great Value" brand. Their one brand fits all monopoly.

    -- Posted by sui on Tue, Sep 17, 2019, at 11:20 AM
  • As absurd as this seems, I see some upsides. Transparent prices will reintroduce competitive shopping for healthcare services. Insurance has essentially removed this concept. The increase in cost between covered procedures and non-covered, elective procedures is stark, just as with subsidized college and privately run schools.

    -- Posted by quietmike on Wed, Sep 18, 2019, at 12:38 AM
  • Fair share I used to attend a church that was held at a drive-in. It was in the 80"s and lead by the famous Charles Schuller. It became one of the largest churches in Garden Grove CA. Named the Chrystal Cathedral! horsepooperson

    -- Posted by horsepoopperson on Fri, Sep 20, 2019, at 4:55 PM
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    HPP, you wouldn't happen to be Dutch, would you? I'm guessing if you went to drive in services in the 80s it was at the Arboretum since they left the Orange Drive In in the early 70s.

    I like the idea of drive in services because of convenience, comfort, (tho it would be hard to beat the theater seating in the Cathedral) and semi privacy. But I've never been a fan of the mega churches or televangelism/ists. It is a shame that they are too full of themselves, act too much like a showman and not enough like a preacher, and tend to build monuments to themselves. Not to mention snooker gullibles into sending in their last few dollars which is used to support a lavish lifestyle. It's also a shame Robert (not Charles) Schuller drove "his" church into bankruptcy and that they gave him the boot after 5 decades.

    But I digress. My earlier comment was about drive thru. It would be a lot quicker and easier. Just what our microwave society needs. And if they did it at Walmart, we could pick up our glasses or contacts, get our cavity filled, have a flu shot, and get some groceries and a car battery.

    -- Posted by fair share on Fri, Sep 20, 2019, at 9:00 PM
  • Speaking of flu shots, we got a flu shot and the first half of a pneumonia shot at the same time. Yowza, we won’t do that again. Affected Deb harder than me but Brunhild pushes then thicker pneumonia shot in so fast that it took five days to go away.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Sat, Sep 21, 2019, at 10:46 AM
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