Text The Times.
Here’s what everyone is talking about this week:
Just now reading Monday April 8 paper where we usually have Tops BBQ coupon on the back page. I have been advised that Tops has been sold out to 5 investors from Memphis and apparently they are no longer going to extend the coupons any longer. I was in there on Tuesday and asked if what I had heard was true about Tops being sold and was told “yes”. Even tho they still have the same employees as before, it was THE worst BBQ that I have eaten since the place opened in Marion.
I will give them one more chance; if it is as bad as it was on Tuesday, then it will be my last time there. [Editor’s Note: I mentioned the fact that Tops had been sold in the paper the other day (and they have elected not to run their coupon in the Monday paper anymore). Now, I don’t know what internal changes Tops might have made to their operations but maybe there was a psychological factor at play. Like when you see the expiration date on the milk is today…
it’s probably fine, but when you drink it, you’re already predisposed to thinking it tastes funny]
*** Dear Mr. Text the Times: I liked your AirB& B prostitution analogy. [Editor’s Note: I thought it was a pretty fair comparison. Of course, as you can see below, not everyone agreed…]
*** Seriously? As an editor you couldn’t come up with something less explicit for the BnB comparison? Way to keep the Times classy.
[Editor’s Note: Actually, as an editor I intentionally used a crass analogy to make a point. In other words, I used an “explicit” example to illustrate that renting a room on AirBnB is being equated with prostitution — i.e., it’s perfectly legal to do for free, but somehow illegal to do in exchange for money. I guess I could have compared it to a yard sale… you know, you can put all your unwanted stuff out on the curb and give it away, but if you try to sell it, that’s illegal. Oh wait, that’s not illegal! You just have to go up to City Hall and get a permit to have a yard sale. Perhaps the city might want to go this route.
Have anyone who wants to operate an AirBnB in their homes pay for a special use permit every year or every month or whatever, and the city can make some money, the homeowner can make some money, the visitor can spend some money in the city, and everyone is happy.
Maybe I’m over thinking it?]