Well, my dad grew up below the poverty line - so I got a lot of stories about walking to school in a blizzard, up hill; both ways - sounds pretty horrible... so I want to avoid having to live in a neighborhood like that. -- Johnnie Royale
I'm so proud of my almost-kinda home town of Branford, CT. They've found the best way to combat the encroachment of corporate chains into a small townan act of God.
Two weeks after the Starbuck's Coffee store moved in (displacing a family-run
restaurant, I might add), the town of Branford fought back.
No, the people of Branford didn't fight back. The town itself did.
Or rather, the land did.
During the middle of the night, several tons of rock fell from the nearby 100-
foot cliff, burying Starbuck's drive-through window and damaging the structure.
Nobody was hurt, but the coffee shop hasn't reopened, and there have been no
signs that the chain wishes to start operations again.
This is what insurance companies refer to as an "act of God."
Brings a tear to my eye.
"I fought God
and... God won. I fought God and... God