24 Hour Shopping! (NOT!)

Omagh, Northern Ireland
August 18, 2008 9:04pm CST
Tesco and Asda,Rival Supermarkets,have offered 24 hour shopping (Except at weekends) since both opened here late last Year..before that,we had ONE 24 hour shop in town,attached to a Service station in my old Neighbourhood..It was great,having someplace a stroll away for stuff you ran out of..I work late,and take advantage of 24hr shops being quieter after 11pm,picking up things I need when I finish..besides,it's "only" 7 miles from work to go there,but 10 miles from home,as I'd pass my workplace on the way to town..economising! A Girl I work with smokes,and wanted cigs brought back..the supermarkets close the tobacco kiosk and Alcohol lanes at 11,in line with licensing laws,otherwise they'd be party central!So the 24 hour Garage is the only place to get cigs after 11pm..until tonight,that is! I pulled up outside to see a guy ahead of me get to the doorway,stop,and walk away having seen something..they have a side door too which is usually locked,so I went there thinking I might get in that way instead..the place is fully lit up,as though open-but a written sign taped to the glass door says "Closed due to electrical problem"! So,Lucy didn't get her smokes! Have You Ever been let down by 24 hour Shopping? Did you manage another way? or wait,and have to go someplace else during "Normal" business hours?
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@snowy22315 (47398)
• United States
19 Aug 08
I cant say that I have. i dont usually go shopping in the middle of the night. I have no idea where I would even find a 24 hour shop within 50 miles of here. There is a big city about that far away that might have something like that I dont know though. It is very interesting. I think the 24 hour market has expanded in recent years, but not around here.
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• Omagh, Northern Ireland
19 Aug 08
Can I ask which part of the US You're in? Do You live away from a city or town? I've visited in Virginia,outside of DC (Have a Brother Married there) and have done late night shopping there in,I think,Kruger and Walmart stores..it was a Novelty for Me too when I first went there to visit! My last trip was in April last Year,and that was the first time I'd seen a self scan checkout in use..those were available in the New stores that opened here..