posted on Mar, 20 2018 @ 02:28 PM
One of the problems with TRU is that they usually didn't have what I was looking for. Since it was an hour's drive away, I just stopped going there.
They are not the only store like this. I used to be a regular at Barnes and Noble until it went the same way. Again it was another hour's drive one
way. It is simpler and way less expensive to just order what I want online. Just North of where I live we have a toy store that is phenomenal, but,
they don't like men shopping there by themselves. You know the whole every man's a pedophile bit.
I grew up in a small town. I moved back there after my time in the Navy. Downtown used to have several excellent stores. I'd love to have shopped
there, but, I worked 30 miles away and by the time I got home they were all closed. Every one of them closed at 5 PM Mon. thru Fri. The Malls
didn't take away their business, they did it to themselves with help from the City. I lost count of the number of times I came out from one of the
downtown businesses to find a parking ticket on my car, with time still on the meter. Entire parking lots marked permit parking only with no cars in
them. The Parking Authority has to guarantee an open space for every permit, so they block off so many spaces.