What stores/restaurants do you refuse to shop/eat at and why?

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Postby aquarius7373 » Sun Feb 15, 2015 9:21 am

I've always loved subway because it was all I knew, I guess, as far as fast sandwiches go. I've traveled the country a few times, and when driving for long periods (10+ hrs) Subway has always been the best choice. The little things always irked me, but with nothing else to compare it to, I just went with it.

Then I got a Publix sub.

The whole "meat on everything" thing in the US isn't so weird if you're used to it, but after visiting France and Australia, it is a little weird. Everywhere there had AMAZING vegetarian options. Stuff I've never heard or thought of. Then you come back to America, and I ask for potatoes.. comes with bacon on it. Onion soup? Made with beef broth. etc. Oh well, saves me money to cook for myself anyway.
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Postby aquarius7373 » Sun Feb 15, 2015 9:28 am

Nixon wrote:You should get a .45 :)


I've got a CWP and Ruger SR40c. Love this gun.

Not sure what he meant by sh-t storm... is this community filled with dems?
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Barclays Sallie Mae (6.3k ~ 5% gas and amazon)

Citi Double Cash Back (5k ~ 2% everything else)



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Chase Southwest Business (30k ~ AU)

BBT Visa (10k ~ because visa)

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Postby Nixon » Sun Feb 15, 2015 8:10 pm

aquarius7373 wrote:I've got a CWP and Ruger SR40c. Love this gun.

Not sure what he meant by sh-t storm... [color="Red"]is this community filled with dems?[/color]


It seems like it...Lol.
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Postby Vattené » Tue Feb 17, 2015 4:14 pm

aquarius7373 wrote:I've always loved subway because it was all I knew, I guess, as far as fast sandwiches go. I've traveled the country a few times, and when driving for long periods (10+ hrs) Subway has always been the best choice. The little things always irked me, but with nothing else to compare it to, I just went with it.

Then I got a Publix sub.

The whole "meat on everything" thing in the US isn't so weird if you're used to it, but after visiting France and Australia, it is a little weird. Everywhere there had AMAZING vegetarian options. Stuff I've never heard or thought of. Then you come back to America, and I ask for potatoes.. comes with bacon on it. Onion soup? Made with beef broth. etc. Oh well, saves me money to cook for myself anyway.

My previous job involved a lot of travel, often to tiny, remote towns. On several occasions Subway was literally the only option for a restaurant (and once not even that - it was gas station food or nothing). People there grew to despise Subway because they were forced to eat there so much. Now that I'm further removed from that time, I can enjoy Subway here and there. The ones in my town aren't bad, service-wise. I'll only bother going there if I have a coupon, though.

I am not a vegetarian myself, but I can empathize with how difficult it must be to find varied, good vegetarian options. Not that this is nearly as big of a struggle, but I hate potatoes. You can't avoid them at restaurants - they come with just about everything! I wonder they are as ubiquitous internationally.
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Postby benhollberg » Wed Feb 18, 2015 10:52 pm

aquarius7373 wrote:I've got a CWP and Ruger SR40c. Love this gun.


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Postby takeshi » Thu Feb 19, 2015 9:00 am

aquarius7373 wrote:Holly crap.. I wasn't aware this community was so pretentious. "Walmart: low selection - Home Depot: poor service - Whole Foods: too expensive" What?!?!

Anyway, I guess others could deem my choices as equally ridiculous

Exactly. People vary.

Though it sounds like you're confusing pretentious with snobbish.

aquarius7373 wrote:Not sure what he meant by sh-t storm... is this community filled with dems?

No idea. I'm not affiliated with any party and don't worry over determining who is affiliated with what party on sites I frequent. Why do you assume that everyone in a group fits a given stereotype? There are Democrats that are gun owners. CCW's aren't exclusive to the right wing.

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Postby Nixon » Thu Feb 19, 2015 10:22 am

Anti-gunners however tend to be exclusive to the left wing. :p
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Postby yfan » Fri Feb 20, 2015 6:26 pm

I'm sorry, do political affiliations of "anti-gunners" or people in this forum have something to do with the topic at hand? Unless someone here is going to say they don't shop at businesses owned by "Dems", "left wingers" or "anti-gunners", this just seems to be an attempt to poke the bear.

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Postby yfan » Fri Feb 20, 2015 6:27 pm

I deleted this post as not to start a flame war.

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Postby CarefulBuilder14 » Fri Feb 20, 2015 7:09 pm

Gun control is well worth debating, but can we get this thread back to sandwich complaints?

Anyone who wants to debate heavier topics can go here:

http://creditcardforum.com/lounge/11459-gun-control-police-actions-etc.html#post76256
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