Monday, June 16, 2008

My favorite thing to do is complain...

I just need to say something about this

(this ad chosen specifically for someone special. heh)

I'm sorry, but evolution in an area is NORMAL. The village has been steadily changing for the past TEN YEARS! I've lived near here for almost my entire life and yes, there is "chains" moving in, but as far as I know, there has always been "chains"? Safeway, Shoppers Drug Mart, etc.. Oh, so sad, a Starbucks moves into a neighbourhood. People cry out; OH NOES, THE LOCAL COFFEE SHOP OF SECOND CUP WILL LOSE TEH BUSINESS! (Um, Second Cup is also a chain!).. American Apparel moves in, and, despite the fact that I don't think they have a store in ANY MALL across North America, people of Winnipeg say PUT THAT SHIT IN POLO PARK WHERE IT BELONGS!! (Again, wtf). There are so many great local clothing store surrounding AA, that if you really don't like the fact that they "took over" the neighbourhood, shop at the local stores!!!!!!! I haven't heard a single local shop owner complain about the fact that AA has moved in. It has opened up many more jobs than the Collective could ever have offered, it brings teh kidz with the parents money out from the suburbs to spend not only in AA, but in Hush, Shout, Out of the Blue, and Mixtape, and gave a much needed facelift to a building that was basically one of the ugliest structures in the village (peeling ass red and blue paint with a terrible awning that was torn and falling apart, broken windows, and black frames around all of them, dark and gloomy all around, and yes I admit that brown maybe isn't the nicest colour, but they really brightened up the whole area with their well lit windows and bright coloured displays).

I'm sorry that you all lost your precious Indie night, 80's night, and Goth night, but lets face it, Indie has been replaced by Dj Nights, 90's are the new 80's, and if you still went to goth night, I really don't care about your opinion on things. (Just kidding, but really? Goth night?)

I'm sure once this trend of tights and teeshirts, Arafat scarves and fake Wayfarers, skinny jeans and gladiator sandles ends, American Apparel will go the way of the rave stores and the many many used cd shops that used to grace the village at one point.

slash end rant.
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Allan L. said...

I got an invite for that group. I don't need to join a group to not shop there. Silly so n' sos.

Brittany said...

*thumbs up*

s said...

WHOA WHOA WHOA. Tights & teeshirts, bad. Arafat scarves in any colour but black/white, bad. Fake wayfarers, AWFUL!! But skinny jeans rule for skinny legs okay & I love my big gay leather sandals lol. So comfy beyond belief. Don't hate. :P