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On 10/21/2023 at 6:36 PM, liuzhou said:

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I'm not entirely sure that's funny.  I once was shopping in a supermarket in Texas where guns and alcohol were on the same isle.  No room for potatoes or sweatpants.

 

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I'm not entirely sure that's funny.  I once was shopping in a supermarket in Texas where guns and alcohol were on the same isle.  No room for potatoes or sweatpants.

 

 

That must've been a Walmart, they sell guns in over 2300 stores across the US, and 175 of them in Texas have a federal firearms license from the ATF. But it would be extremely unusual to see it on the same aisle as beer and wine (Texas doesn't sell liquor in grocery stores), for reasons of space: guns are stored in locked glass cases near a desk where an employee can conduct the federally-required background check with the FBI and post the state-required warnings about safe storage of firearms. That takes a full aisle. 

 

Meanwhile, shelf space for beer and wine (which in Texas are usually 2 aisles when you include the refrigerated cases) is hotly sought after by the beer and wine distributors (Texas has a three-tier system for beer and wine), so it would be difficult for a store to give away even an inch of shelf space to something else in that area, which is often near the back of the grocery section of the store.

 

Usually the guns are in the sporting goods area, between the camping gear and the automotive section....

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That must've been a Walmart, they sell guns in over 2300 stores across the US, and 175 of them in Texas have a federal firearms license from the ATF. But it would be extremely unusual to see it on the same aisle as beer and wine (Texas doesn't sell liquor in grocery stores), for reasons of space: guns are stored in locked glass cases near a desk where an employee can conduct the federally-required background check with the FBI and post the state-required warnings about safe storage of firearms. That takes a full aisle. 

 

Meanwhile, shelf space for beer and wine (which in Texas are usually 2 aisles when you include the refrigerated cases) is hotly sought after by the beer and wine distributors (Texas has a three-tier system for beer and wine), so it would be difficult for a store to give away even an inch of shelf space to something else in that area, which is often near the back of the grocery section of the store.

 

Usually the guns are in the sporting goods area, between the camping gear and the automotive section....

I was pretty confident it'd been Photoshopped that way as a joke.

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There is a town in England called Sandwich* (probably the origin of the name of the one in Massachusetts). Nearby there is a village called Ham (from the Old English hám, meaning 'home' and used in many place names such as Nottingham, Durham etc.)

 

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Near my London home is this, which I can see from my window.

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* Note the Wikpedia article's story of the origin of the name of the town is risible nonsense. It means the 'dwelling place by the beach' which it was until the sea receded. 'Sand' from the beach and 'wich' from the Old English ''wic' meaning a dwelling place and also used in many place names such as Norwich, Ipswich etc. It was the town's name long before the Earl of Sandwich didn't invent the sandwich!

 

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11 hours ago, Fname Lname said:

 

That must've been a Walmart, they sell guns in over 2300 stores across the US, and 175 of them in Texas have a federal firearms license from the ATF. But it would be extremely unusual to see it on the same aisle as beer and wine (Texas doesn't sell liquor in grocery stores), for reasons of space: guns are stored in locked glass cases near a desk where an employee can conduct the federally-required background check with the FBI and post the state-required warnings about safe storage of firearms. That takes a full aisle. 

 

Meanwhile, shelf space for beer and wine (which in Texas are usually 2 aisles when you include the refrigerated cases) is hotly sought after by the beer and wine distributors (Texas has a three-tier system for beer and wine), so it would be difficult for a store to give away even an inch of shelf space to something else in that area, which is often near the back of the grocery section of the store.

 

Usually the guns are in the sporting goods area, between the camping gear and the automotive section....

 

No, the store was not a Walmart.  I've never been in a Walmart.  But my Texas shopping experience was back in the 1970's.  And welcome to eGullet!

 

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When I began watching his TV show I thought his first name was Otto.  Duh!

 

He's a very affable TV host/travel guide.  And he's generous at his website with free recipes.  https://ottolenghi.co.uk/recipes

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