The Manzier find the following would have been great if it wasn’t a fucking commercial, and from big ass companies just trying to kick Orvis in the balls (who decided to sell online, which will effectively kill local businesses all over the place).
In France we have decathlon, a sports wallmart of sorts, another very effective way to kill local shops.
And obviously, there’s the fact that buying in a small shop is buying super expensive (in general), an inconvenient easily forgotten when you get great service and great info. Which, in my experience in France, you rarely get if you’re not yourself a local.
Being a local on the worse waters of France, I’ll obviously buy online. Still, I like the poster: reminds you that choosing a place to shop is one of the most politically-loaded action you take on a daily basis.
That, and to refuse to get rid of the brain destroying device in your living room (aka TV), something you really really really should do before it will have necrosed the parts of your cortex allowing you to read Faulkner.
I hope it’s not too late for you.