Sunday, December 03, 2006

Jesus Wants You To Do Your Homework

Why do businesses close early on Sundays? It's dumb. I'm OK with the opening-late part of Sunday. Give people some time to worship, that's cool. Or, if you're going to close early, close really early, like 5 PM, like the mall. But who decided it was acceptable to close down an hour early on Sunday? We do that where I work, and it confuses people. Earlier this evening, I needed to get ink for my printer and some paper, so I went to Best Buy. It was 8:05. They were closed. Closed at 8 PM! Every other day of the week, Best Buy is open until 9 or 10. I was annoyed. I was still able to run in, buy my ink and paper, and dash out, probably because I told my "I need ink" sob story to the lady at the front door. Thanks, Best Buy lady.

Why do places do this? I really don't understand. It can't really have anything to do with church - church is long over by 8 PM. It seems like a good idea, to give people some time at home with their families, or catch up on homework, but when you need to buy something that will make you able to do your homework, closing early is no good.

closing early on Sunday - C-


bethro said...

You make good points here. Let me add this question, why can you not buy liquor on Sundays in Arkansas? I never understood that rule. As if you can't buy your liquor on Saturday then drink it on Sunday. Also, why are there dry counties?? Why do I have to drive 20 minutes to find a liquor store?? I'm not an alcoholic really, I just want to be able to purchase wine on a Sunday when I'm on my way through a wet county, as I'm coming home from church. Is this too much to ask??? I feel like I took over here. I apologize.

patrick said...

A couple of thoughts here:

1. If you're reading this, Mr. Chik-Fil-A, open your freakin' restaurant on Sundays. I promise, we godless heathens would go to one of the two locations you've so graciously provided for the 20-odd million people residing in Los Angeles county on Sundays, were we given the option. Hell, my nugget bill could probably keep the lights on for an hour by itself.

2. Looking at the artwork you've chosen to accompany this post, it is suddenly clear why UCLA won last Sunday. Only divine intervention could have led to such a result, and as we now know, Jesus has a thing for co-eds from Westwood.

Frannie Farmer said...

What kind of cracks me up is that the Christian books stores are closed, I mean it makes sense but you would think that they could make some serious dough on Sunday .. eople go to church, hear a good sermon and want to get something Bibleish ... but, nope - all of those stores are locked up tight.
Target seems to be the one store that is always open.
Ok, and I soo want to know what Chik-Fil-A is. I keep reading about it and I need to know! Yes, I could look it up, but where's the f-u-n in that?

patrick said...

Frannie: Chik-Fil-A is a Georgia-based fast food chain that specializes in the most delectable chicken sandwiches and chicken nuggets. So good are they, so difficult to choose between them, I often go there and get what I like to call "chicken with a side of chicken," i.e. an 8-pack of nuggets AND a Chik-Fil-A sandwich (plus waffle fries and a Dr. Pepper.) But I digress. Chik-Fil-A can usually be found in a shopping malls, though lately I have noticed more and more stand-alone restaurants cropping up (there's a really nice new one down in Irvine, and the staff seems really excited to be working there. I also have it on good authority that they are planning FIFTY new locations in L.A. County. Look out, arteries!)