Sunday, 17 June 2007

X is for eXtreme

Well. nobody said the X has to be at the beginning of the word..... and it's MY blog, so I make up the rules.

This store advertised the sale of rescue equipment and safety harnesses, but their main business seemed to come from BMX bikes and rollerblades and all the latest gadgets for skateboarding.
Unfortunately, probably as a result of the enormous new Wal-Mart that has opened on the outskirts of town, it's now just another empty store for rent on Main Street.

11 comments:

photowannabe said...

I hate to see the enterprise system fall apart and the small businesses no longer around. Its sad but it seems to be the wave of the future.

Ginnie said...

Ohhhh. I hate that, too. Is there anything that can be done about it??? Grrrrrr.

Peter said...

So, you cheated us, but in an eXtraordinary way, of course!

You could also have treated this matter under the W for Wal-Mart, but the "water" and "Wendy" were clearly the better choice!

I live in an area of Paris where you still can find all kinds of small specialised shops, but for how long?

Abraham Lincoln said...

Empty stores flourish when Walmart opens new stores. The difference in price is almost always the competition small business can't tolerate. We have more empty stores where I live than stores full of people shopping. Nice photograph and narrative.

tut-tut said...

Walmart is stumbling, though; their stock is down. I refuse to enter their doors.

Peggy said...

Just another reason to hate Walmart. The family farm is going the way of the dodo and with malls and big corporations like Walmart and thier like, the family store is dying too.

Why do people still get enticed through those doors?

TorAa said...

Sure you are in your full right to my your rules on your blog.
It's a pity all these smaller shops downtown goes broke and leave the city center lifeless.

Just found out something very special: You are a real 45'er.

mrsnesbitt said...

The best rules in life are the ones we make ourselves! LOL!

Xtreme English said...

leaving off the E in EX words in fiction & fantasy (& blogs!) does not spell the end of civilization as we know it, but the continuing growth of Walmart just might! I refuse to set foot in the place. Their drug prices are very tempting, I hear, but I'll order from Canada first or just quit taking the pills.

great posts, this alphabet series!!

rosemary said...

WallieWonderWorld strikes right on the X again.

Beetle said...

Thank you for stop by on my site and brought smile to my face :o) Lucky,I wasn't dream or dream walker to the park but that's what I felt when I was in the Park and this weekend the park will celebrate its Golden Birthday...I think I will see something I've never seen in my life before... ;o)