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Reply #210 - Feb 8th, 2020 at 12:21pm
 
Sarosh wrote on Jan 27th, 2020 at 5:05pm:
the circumstance that I would love driving would be in a desert , abandoned highway/city . There are too many cars in the streets!


   There are definitely too many cars on the streets.  Especially in New Jersey. 
     The worst traffic I ever saw or had to deal with in my life was in Seoul, Korea in the 1970s.  You had the Stone Age meeting the worst of the 20th Century.  Ox carts, Kimchee Cabs, no rhyme or reason, entire families of farmers running hand in hand across eight lane highways and being wiped out, way too much volume.  It was like the Wild West on wheels.  It was a hell of a place to be a Traffic Accident Investigator.

Edit:  When driving across the country I noticed the traffic around Chicago was pretty extreme.  Plus it seemed to take forever to get around it. 
    The traffic around New York City is pretty bad too.  It's a combination of the volume and the fact that most NYC drivers are aholes. 
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Reply #211 - Mar 22nd, 2020 at 8:14pm
 
   Our older members will relate to this... what I call old people injuries.  These are mystery injuries that pop up on their own with no apparent rhyme or reason. 
    Currently my rigtht ankle has had me hobbled for a week.  I didn't twist it, bang it, kick anything, etc..  As best I can deduce I strained it walking Pandora at the off leash dog park six days ago.  There was nothing unusual about our walk  but this is the only physical thing I did around the time it started hurting. 
    The timing couldn't be worse because everything on earth (including my bowling alley) is closed due to the virus and now I can't walk the dogs.  I am going stir crazy. 
    In the overall scheme of things this is small potatoes.  It will pass.  This is something else you guys have to look forward to as you get old.
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Reply #212 - May 26th, 2020 at 9:53pm
 
   Here in America two of our discount supermarket chains are BJ's and Sam's Club.  Their prices are good, especially if you buy in bulk but they require you to pay yearly dues.  That's right, you have to give them money to shop in their store.  For real.  To me that seems bass ackwards.  If anything they should be paying me to shop in their store.  If they were the only such discount food markets I could see it... maybe.  But I do better at Save A Lot than either BJ's or Sam's and there is no yearly fee there.  Also there's Aldi's that requires no dues.  It will be a cold day in hell before I pay someone for the privilege
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Reply #213 - May 26th, 2020 at 11:46pm
 
Aldi’s is great. Love that store
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Reply #214 - May 27th, 2020 at 8:50am
 
Morphy wrote on May 26th, 2020 at 11:46pm:
Aldi’s is great. Love that store


They recently opened a new one right up the road from me. I'll have to check it out. Do you bring your own bags like Save A Lot?
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Reply #215 - May 27th, 2020 at 8:55am
 
Plastic bags are no more in Australia. Bring your own bags always.
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Reply #216 - May 27th, 2020 at 9:04am
 
Rat Man wrote on May 27th, 2020 at 8:50am:
Morphy wrote on May 26th, 2020 at 11:46pm:
Aldi’s is great. Love that store


They recently opened a new one right up the road from me. I'll have to check it out. Do you bring your own bags like Save A Lot?


Yep bring your own bags. The prices are great as is the quality of products at least in the ones around here. I think you’ll like it.
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Reply #217 - May 28th, 2020 at 12:38am
 
Morphy wrote on May 27th, 2020 at 9:04am:
Rat Man wrote on May 27th, 2020 at 8:50am:
Morphy wrote on May 26th, 2020 at 11:46pm:
Aldi’s is great. Love that store


They recently opened a new one right up the road from me. I'll have to check it out. Do you bring your own bags like Save A Lot?


Yep bring your own bags. The prices are great as is the quality of products at least in the ones around here. I think you’ll like it.


I did shop at an Aldi's once many years ago. I remember liking it but it wasn't really close to where I lived and there were other decent discount markets nearby.  I'm due to go shopping in a few days. I'll give it a try.
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Reply #218 - May 28th, 2020 at 12:38am
 
Mersa wrote on May 27th, 2020 at 8:55am:
Plastic bags are no more in Australia. Bring your own bags always.

That's great. I wish we'd do that in America.
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Reply #219 - Jun 3rd, 2020 at 12:08am
 
    This is off topic but I did try Aldi yesterday.  I went there with the intention of comparing it to Save A Lot.  Once inside I realized that wasn't possible. Apples and oranges.  They are two completely different types of markets.  Aldi is a relatively small place.  It's more of a big convenience store while Save A Lot is a full blown supermarket, be it a small one.  Consequently Aldi can't possibly match Save A Lot's selections and prices.  That said, for what it is I liked Aldi just fine.  If I needed just a few quick items I'd go there.  For a full shopping order I'll stick to Save A Lot.
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