scottyp65 wrote:Two years ago, one of my financial goals was try to change my spending habits and make all of my purchases local. Being on the northside, I wanted to shift my spending to northside businesses to benefit my neighborhood and community. I was very successful, and able to shift my gas, some of my grocery, lots of my dining, some of my entertainment, haircare, and miscellaneous spending to Sherman Ave. businesses. All in, it amounted to over $4,550 last year. As of today, that is going to businesses on Packers Ave and in other parts of the city. Perhaps some of the 50 or so bikers who will frequent the traffic nightmare Sherman will become can stop and buy a bottle of water somewhere to make up for me.
All of this over a traffic engineer's report that was so filled with lies, omissions and ridiculous conclusions that if any of the city alders actually read it none of them would have voted for the switch.
Wow, you have that itemized to the dollar
? I absolutely do not think you pulled that out of your ass in order to make your fictional spite-based boycott seem like Serious Internet Business.
Still, if this pisses off the oldsters enough to hurry the inevitable and sell their houses early, so much the better. Imagine the business opportunities of a neighborhood where less than 75% of the residents live on Social Security!