Say, what's up with . . .

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Registered: 05-14-1999
Say, what's up with . . .
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Sat, 08-18-2012 - 8:26pm

. . . male convenience store clerks?  They all seem so, ahem, Rico Suave.  Has anyone else noticed?  Really.  It seems every time I stop in to one, half of the time there's a man behind the counter oh, between the ages of 25-35 and they will flirt like it's their job.

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Registered: 07-16-2001
Sat, 08-18-2012 - 9:13pm
There's a QT near me and it's always full of nice looking police officers in the morning and the clerks are usually pretty good looking too. They never really flirt, though. It's always super busy, so they don't have time. It's too bad I can't drag myself out of bed earlier, or I'd find a reason to go there every morning!
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Registered: 10-16-2006
Sun, 08-19-2012 - 7:53am

I haven't noticed that in my neck of the woods. But then, I rarely go to convenience stores--maybe I should.

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Registered: 05-14-1999
Sun, 08-19-2012 - 9:16am

Well, I have to dedicate almost an entire hour if I decide to make a trek to the nearest grocery store.  If in a pinch, and especially if I just need one item, I'll choose the convenience store which is half the distance.  They take complete advantage of the fact that they're "convenient" too . . . price gouging is rampant.

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Registered: 07-16-2001
Sun, 08-19-2012 - 10:54am
An hour?? Wow. I don't think I could handle that! I travel 5-10 minutes to grocery shop. Pretty much anything I want (mall, Target, restaurant, etc.) is ten minutes or less!
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Registered: 11-28-1999
Sun, 08-19-2012 - 11:29am

Definitely not around where I live.  lol

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Registered: 05-14-1999
Sun, 08-19-2012 - 11:43am

Yeah, the closest grocery store is 20-25 minutes away and that's without a hint of traffic.   

They built three schools on some old farmland about 6 or 7 years ago and the land across the street has been for sale ever since(I'd guess around 20 acres).  It's only 5 minutes away.  It's right beside a major boulevard exit/entrance ramp and with the schools, you know they'd get all kinds of business.  Heck, if I had the money, I'd open up a restaurant there.  I can't understand why someone hasn't swooped in and started development.  Can you sell alcohol near a school?  I am thinking I heard somewhere that you can't . . . perhaps that's why?  Regardless, a Subway or pizza place would do gangbusters there.  The signs say "Retail" so I don't get it.  I would assume they wouldn't advertise "Retail" if the building permits hadn't already been approved.  Does anyone know about commercial real estate? 

It's nice driving for 5-10 minutes and being completely surrounded by farmland but it can be inconvenient at times. 

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Sun, 08-19-2012 - 10:53pm

yikes.. You live in country?? I thought I lived in boonies but I guess I really dont.. I live in suburbs but I can walk to a convenience store and I can walk to alot of places .. Most people have cars and I can get to a large grocery store in like ten minutes or so by car....lots of stuff around for sure. the area is pretty populated and at times I do feel stressed out because of the traffic and highly concentrated area. I wish I had a house in country and an apt. in city but that is only for rich people..(lol)

When you watch royal pains on tv it takes place in Hamptons out on the very Eastern  End of Long Island.. It looks so gorgeous on tv as they show the beaches and the beautiful mansions and all. (great Gatsby stuff) but it doesnt really look all that great in person.

Convenience stores around here are very pricey and once in awhile when I am too lazy to go to regular store I will walk to the convenience store and buy something.. After that I regret it because of the price.. I am saving on gas though and getting in the walk is good. (lol) I can also walk to restaurants, bars, clubs and the beach because it is sort of a touristy town.. Cant wait till the beach people leave soon. The whole area is packed which I love but sometimes it gets to me..

 

 

 

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Sun, 08-19-2012 - 11:09pm

Free - I LOVE Royal Pains, it's such a fun show!  Not to mention that Hank is exactly my type, I would marry him and move to the Hamptons tomorrow.  (You know, if he was not just a TV character...)

But anyway, although I live in a suburb, I feel so lucky that I can walk to 2 conventional grocery stores, and a Trader Joe's and Whole Foods.  There is a convenience store around the corner, but I hardly ever go there.  It's honestly not that convenient since it's super small and they are often out of things.

Interesting though to see what other people have around them!

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Registered: 11-28-1999
Mon, 08-20-2012 - 12:20pm

One of my online pals lives in a small town in Wyoming and we talk about how she has to drive 2 hours to go to a mall where the best store is JC Penny so she orders most of her clothes on line.  I am so spoiled that I have a huge mall 10 mins from me and another one 20 mins the other way and a huge outlet mall 45 mins. away.  There is actually an overkill of shopping so that it's hard for me to stay away from the clothing stores and not spend money.

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Registered: 08-14-2007
Mon, 08-20-2012 - 3:30pm

Hey this conversation went in a different direction - I think CFK is hot, you go girl!!!

I hope I'm not unPC but the 7-11s here are usually staffed with foreign guys and I've never seem them flirt, usually very polite but with limited language skills.

The locally owned convenience store chain is staffed with both men and women, young and old, haven't run into Rico Suave yet, lol!!

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