Showing posts from June, 2012

Why I'm Done with Sears

Recently I posted on some of the reasons why brick-and-mortar stores might be seeing a decline in business, such as availability of products and customer service.After a recent visit to a Sears located at the Alderwood Mall in Lynwood, WA I have reinforced my belief in the previous statements.

My Kenmore dryer stopped working, and after spending $200 dollars to fix it a little over a year ago, I decided not to spend another $200 and just replace it with another newer model of the same. Bright and early I jumped in my vehicle and cruised to Sears, parked, and headed to the appliance section. As I walked up the stairs there was a guy who looked like the salesman working on some paperwork. He appeared to be in his early 40's, and I expected might have some actual knowledge on the products being sold. Which is better than my last visits to Sears where the person working had no clue about how the microwaves they sold worked.

It is early on the morning and I'm the only customer in…

Junk Food Ads at the Station

Stop for gas and get a bunch of junk food ads. Why no ads offering a free apple with purchase of Banana?

Where The Police Are

We have had quite a few shootings in the Seattle area recently. And as always, when there are shootings people start going on about the need for more police. I however start going on about the need for police to be utilized effectively.

This Sunday, at around 8:30 in the morning I had to drive a 20 mile stretch of I-5 from Lynnwood to downtown Seattle. On the drive I passed two separate cop cars who had people pulled over for speeding. I also passed 3 police cars lined up. The first was the one with the radar gun, and the second two were ready to go when the first one tagged someone for speeding.

As I was getting close to my exit, I was passed by this cop. He obviously wasn't going after someone, but he was going over the speed limit and if had been a civilian he would have been pulled over.

At 8:30 on a Sunday morning, I counted 6 police cars who had nothing better to do than write BS speeding tickets to people going to church or wherever else people go at that time of …