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Sun Nov 10, 2013, 06:53 PM

What a great country, and what a not-so-great country - comments about shopping in America

This morning I stopped to fill up my tank and managed to drive off without replacing the gas cap. I noticed then when I saw it fly off the top of the car. I stopped the car and ran to get it. A few second before I was about to run into traffic to get it, someone drove over it, breaking it.

Siri to the rescue. My wife asked Siri to find the nearest car parts store - this is a Sunday morning in rural NH, before 9:00. Siri blew it at first, directing me to a Bond Auto Parts store that was no longer there. Siri then offered up an AutoZone a little further down the road. So, minutes after the gas cap met its end, I had a replacement, and a few minutes later found that I could have gone to an Advance Auto Parts. And if I somehow missed those, there were a few more about 5 miles down the road.

What a country!

Now, a minor complaint, also about shopping, and totally unrelated to car parts.

Why the hell can't I find a Patagonia (or Patagonia-style) extra warm half zip pullover? Full zip jackets? No problem. Parkas? Galore. But a half zip? On sale? None to be found. And don't get me started on colors. Who the hell dictated that traffic cone orange was a legitimate everyday clothing color? Black and grey? Sure, if you like boring. And what's with those weird blues and stoplight red?

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Response to matt819 (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 08:01 PM

1. I wear neon yellow on the job

My wardrobe come from the Tractor Supply Company.

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Response to matt819 (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 08:16 PM

2. What's with orange AND you hate boring?

Well then buy a brown one with a patch of white near the ass....If you survive November you'll have stored up enough excitement (probably in several calibers) for the rest of your life...

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Response to catnhatnh (Reply #2)

Mon Nov 11, 2013, 12:08 PM

14. hahahaha!!!!

In my neck of the woods, white is a color you definitely don't want to wear between October and December...



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Response to matt819 (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 08:27 PM

3. I have an IMPOSSIBLE request. Walk into ANY large store, Sears, Target, Dilliards, Macys, Pennys or

 

...whatever and find me a Kelly Green dress shirt. Ain't going to happen.

I don't mean dark green, kinda green, blue green...I mean GREEN.
I can find every other color in the world but this green >

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Response to BlueJazz (Reply #3)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 08:34 PM

4. You will probably have to wait until the powers that be decree that particular green

 

to be the "in" green for the season. A few years ago it was a very bright chartreuse green. I've lost track of the current "must have" green.

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Response to Arugula Latte (Reply #4)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 08:45 PM

5. But..Ive been looking for years. I suppose I could take a shirt that fits me perfectly and some nice

 

....silk green fabric to a tailor or seamstress and have one made. $300.00 ??

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Response to BlueJazz (Reply #3)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 08:52 PM

7. I has a devil of a time finding brown dress shirts last fall/winter.

Men's shirts came in a thousand shades of purple last year. I tried every thing from Target to Nieman Marcus, and nada.

Haven't looked this season, for all I know brown could be the new purple. Wacky designers.

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Response to BlueJazz (Reply #3)

Mon Nov 11, 2013, 12:11 PM

15. Well, there's always

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Response to pipi_k (Reply #15)

Mon Nov 11, 2013, 03:43 PM

18. Actually, I used to dye my jeans (and my Genes also, but that's another story), and it seems like..

 

...for 3-14 years the dye is bleeding all over the place....and I've tried to "Lock" it in by various means but I swear, at night, I can hear my pants laughing at me. (heh, heh, wait till he sits on a nice white couch).

On the other hand, I once accidentally spilled an Atom of red Rit dye on a light yellow shirt....I've washed it, bleached it , bleached it,
and tried praying over it. I think it's worse than the day I did it.

Maybe that's the key. I'll "accidentally" dye a shirt green. Should work.

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Response to BlueJazz (Reply #3)

Mon Nov 11, 2013, 12:25 PM

16. they have a true green close match here. But they will custom make any color if you call them.

http://www.itailor.com/

edit to fix link

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Response to matt819 (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 08:46 PM

6. What are you driving that doesn't have an attached gas cap?

?

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Response to trof (Reply #6)

Mon Nov 11, 2013, 12:11 AM

10. Yes, I am a moron

The attachment became an unattachment a few years ago. Probably nothing a little duct tape couldn't handle, but I just haven't got around to it. And until today it hadn't mattered.

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Response to trof (Reply #6)

Mon Nov 11, 2013, 01:19 AM

11. neither of my older model volvos have attached gas caps

but they do have a handy clip on the inside of the flap to put them on.

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Response to matt819 (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 09:08 PM

8. Don't yell at me...

But have you considered LL Bean?

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Response to zanana1 (Reply #8)

Mon Nov 11, 2013, 12:10 AM

9. No yelling

I took a look. I may go that route, but the pullover is a bit lightweight. But LL Bean really is one of those companies where it's hard to go wrong. So I may give it a try.

Also checking Tractor Supply based on the earlier post.

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Response to matt819 (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2013, 03:35 AM

12. I thought orange was something from the past

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Response to jakeXT (Reply #12)

Mon Nov 11, 2013, 11:41 AM

13. That's what I mean

If I put on one of those blaze orange jackets, I'd blend right in with those 1970s things in the photo. And I've been to the 1970s. The only good thing was the music - in the early part of the decade. Everything else? Meh.

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Response to matt819 (Reply #13)

Mon Nov 11, 2013, 02:06 PM

17. If you remember it, you weren't there!!

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yeah, the early music was good--but F*CK the disco shlt!

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