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December 17th, 2005

I did the unthinkable

I need to confess. I need to confess to you, my Pingers. I have broken the cardinal rule. I have set myself up as a punchline for every C-list stand-up comedian.

I asked how much something costs in the Dollar Store.

(I should note, though, that there’s a sign on the door that says, “We have more than just $1.00 items!,” but still…)

Posted in Everyday Life

FROM: Robert [E-Mail]
DATE: Saturday December 17, 2005 -- 9:38:18 am
If the item in question was your dignity, all is forgiven.

FROM: Paul
DATE: Saturday December 17, 2005 -- 2:05:27 pm
It's okay, Ryan. I almost did the same thing at a dollar store once myself. Almost. Then I realized, "Hey, I bet it's just a buck!"

FROM: jk
DATE: Saturday December 17, 2005 -- 3:56:17 pm
In your defense, some things are 2 or 3 for a dollar, like candy bars.

FROM: mel
DATE: Monday December 19, 2005 -- 10:23:34 am
Where do you live where dollar stores still have anything in them that cost a dollar? I haven't seen one of those in YEARS...

FROM: aharris
DATE: Wednesday December 21, 2005 -- 4:13:45 pm
Funny story about "dollar stores"...

On a visit home to southern VA w/ a fellow MWC-er we found ourselves in the local "Dollar General". Being from NOVA I was not familiar w/ this chain but my friend tells me it is a "dollar store". Once inside I notice that a quite fetching hair accessory I gravitated to was, in fact, $5 and not the $1 I was expecting.

me: hey! this isn't a dollar store, this tchotchke costs $5
her: just b/c it's not the kind of dollar store you're used to doesn't mean it's not a dollar store
me: if things cost more than $1 wouldn't it just be a..."store"
her: you highfalutin northern-virginians!

Ok so I paraphrased the last part can you call yourself a dollar store if things cost *more* than $1?

FROM: oh yeah
DATE: Wednesday January 25, 2006 -- 8:30:10 pm
The dollar store just makes me uncomfortable. Most prices seem to be $1.00 but many items are more. I just tend to stay away from dollar stores all together.

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