Things Americans speak of that I do not know about
Fact: I have not been to several of the shops and restaurants that Americans talk of.
Why? Well, the truth is that I don’t really want to spend my time in lots of shops during my stay here. And the restaurants – well, hey, they’re generally chains and I’m an indie lover! (Except for Denny’s. I love me a Denny’s.)
These are the shops that people speak about and which I have not been in yet and am, therefore, basically making uninformed, very British, and very personal judgments on. Cos I can. Cos it’s my blog 😉
Michaels – this is a craft shop, apparently. Since I can’t even sew up a hole in sock, there appears to be reason whatsoever for me to go in this shop.
Costco – this is a shop where you buy stuff in bulk, which, whilst being incredibly economical, does not appeal to me, since I am now trying to use things up for when we haul our arses back to the UK, and I really don’t want 72 jars of mayonnaise to get rid of next July.
BJs – whilst this shop makes me giggle (because in my head I am still an adolescent school girl), it appears to be the same as Costco. Except not as nice, apparently.
Kohl’s – this is a department store. It sells stuff like clothes and bedding and furniture. I get lots of discount coupons for Kohl’s, but to be honest, I went online and tapped into their search engine my fave brand of clothes and they don’t have it, so bugger that for a laugh.
Marshall’s – there is much debate online (yes, really, there is) about which of the three stores – Kohl’s, Marshall’s or TJ Maxx – is better. So that means, I am surmising, that Marshall’s is similar to Kohl’s. (Although I did comment on a lady’s workout top the other day and she said it was from Marshall’s, so that’s one to bear in mind.)
TJ Maxx – just like the one in England, but with a J instead of a K, and I have no idea why.
Chuck E Cheese – there are so, so many reasons why I have not been to this restaurant. I repeat – so, so many.
I’m just putting this picture here so you can work out why….
Sonic – this is a carhop restaurant, where the basic idea is this: you don’t get out of your car and someone on roller skates precariously brings you loads of really bad food, and then you press a button and order some more. And eat it in you car.
Walmart – look, I actually have been to this store, but to this day I wish I had never stepped foot in one. It was a bloody nightmare! So, for the purpose of this blog post I am pretending I haven’t. Am I a snob?!! Maybe…it’s just not my cup of tea! And it’s nothing to do with the People of Walmart site which takes a gentle poke at some of the folk who shop there. It’s more to do with the fact that I went in to get some fruit and veges and there were NONE. Just rows and rows of sugar-filled candy crap. (And other stuff, of course, but I couldn’t really see past the candy crap.)
And that’s all I have to say about that.
If I am missing out on something, though, please share with me and I’ll be there in a flash! 🙂