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  •  Thanks for this diary. (11+ / 0-)

    I appreciate your coming along to offer knowledgeable commentary/rebuttal on a rec listed diary about WalMart.

    I bought a computer chair at Office Max (in Emeryville, CA) last week. I was pleased with the service. The salesman allayed my fears about assembling the chair out of the carton, since I "wasn't up for much assembly." He said, "You'll have it together in 10 minutes. Twenty if you're  dawdling." In fact, I got it home, and the chair was fully assembled in less than an hour. I'm sitting in it right now. For $60, I think I did pretty well. A good experience overall.

    Regarding your diary, I wish you'd look at your word wrap. It's distracting to have lines of text cutting off instead of going all the way across the page.

    It's here they got the range/ and the machinery for change/ and it's here they got the spiritual thirst. --Leonard Cohen

    by karmsy on Sat Mar 02, 2013 at 06:12:19 AM PST

    •  Thanks for the comment. I was the office chair (6+ / 0-)

      salesman at my OfficeMax store.

      Office chairs are a strong suit at OfficeMax.

      I went back for a visit recently,
      and found a chair I might buy soon.

      About my writing style,
      I'm stuck on it,
      been doing it this way for almost three years.

      I've had many say what you said,
      it's distracting to their eyes;
      others call it truly fine poetry;
      my wife's a speed reader,
      and loves it!

      Thanks again.

      •  Your text wrap is deliberate, then? (3+ / 0-)

        Oh, OK. Whatever :)

        Anyhow, I am a second-hand and thrift-store person generally, both for economics and on principle, to go through fewer "new" things in my lifetime. But an upholstered computer chair, unless you know just exactly where your cast-off came from, you DO need to buy new...

        I will get some kind of washable slip cover for my new chair. That will be a next order of business, so the chair upholstery (naugahide) will last longer, and the chair will be more pleasant to sit in.

        It's here they got the range/ and the machinery for change/ and it's here they got the spiritual thirst. --Leonard Cohen

        by karmsy on Sat Mar 02, 2013 at 06:54:57 AM PST

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      •  Good diary. (5+ / 0-)

        Annoying presentation.

        "Ronald Reagan is DEAD! His policies live on but we're doing something about THAT!"

        by leftykook on Sat Mar 02, 2013 at 06:55:01 AM PST

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    •  The word wrap (7+ / 0-)

      reminds me of edscan!

      Once you get in the rhythm it is like reading poetry. I don't like to read poetry because you can't scan it. You must "say" it.

      There you are. People feel differently about such things but I feel like I'm being led around by the nose.

      •  You are being led around by the nose, (0+ / 0-)

        when reading anything by bigjac.

        Maybe it's annoying,
        in some cases,
        because the reader wants to pause at some other place,
        not where I hit enter,
        and moved your eyes down.

        I've noticed that when I read some of this free verse
        (I would call it free verse,
        not word wrap)
        written by others;
        those others wrote lines much shorter than mine,
        and I found myself wanting to edit their work....

        with at least some readers,
        that may be what's happening,
        and why folks feel annoyed.

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