From: Squashme on
On 21 May, 12:18, Adrian <toomany2...(a)> wrote:
> Squashme <squas...(a)> gurgled happily, sounding much like they
> were saying:
> > And somebody shut down all the local shops.
> Odd. They seem to be thriving around us.

No, I mean really local. You see all those weirdly ugly corner houses?
They used to be shops once.
From: ChelseaTractorMan on
On Fri, 21 May 2010 11:57:03 +0100, "mileburner"
<mileburner(a)> wrote:

>I don't deny that the car can be the most sensible and practical choice, but
>that is considerably different to "having" to drive because I "have" to.

I dont know anybody who thinks like that.
Mike. .. .
Gone beyond the ultimate driving machine.
From: ChelseaTractorMan on
On 21 May 2010 10:41:52 GMT, Adrian <toomany2cvs(a)> wrote:

>She grew up visiting the few places that could be got to by train easily,
>and never visiting other places - even a relatively short distance away

same for my parents, Brighton by train. My father in law cycled to the
west country the once, now we can all get to these places and more.
Mike. .. .
Gone beyond the ultimate driving machine.
From: GT on
"Squashme" <squashme(a)> wrote in message
> On 21 May, 07:52, Adrian <toomany2...(a)> wrote:
>> "GT" <a...(a)b.c> gurgled happily, sounding much like they were saying:
>> >> I have a decent size Waitrose and Sainsbury within walking distance -
>> >> both on the high street. There's no real reason they have to be 'out
>> >> of
>> >> town'.
>> > Not everyone has such a time-free life as you, popping over to
>> > supermarket every couple of days for 1 'carry's worth of food? I
>> > certainly don't. I like to go once a week or once a fortnight and stock
>> > up on the heavy things, then carry it home in the boot of my car.
>> Isn't that what internet ordering/home delivery's for?
> But is that really manly?

Only when you get a voucher for free delivery and you use it to get pizza
and beers delivered at 5pm on a Friday.

From: Dave Plowman on
In article <zvOdnbAnROkSWWjWnZ2dnUVZ8mGdnZ2d(a)>,
JNugent <JN(a)> wrote:
> > They do it because the sites are cheaper and people are stupid.

> People are stupid to appreciate convenience, speed, choice, low
> (compared to corner shops) prices, easy free parking and a general
> atmosphere of welcome, are they?

It's you who seem to be comparing to a 'corner shop', not me. And my local
high street supermarkets both have carparks. They are time restricted, one
number plate recognition, the other you pay and claim back the parking fee
at the till. But that time is enough to allow other local shopping.

*I almost had a psychic girlfriend but she left me before we met *

Dave Plowman dave(a) London SW 12