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Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Supporting Black-Owned Businesses

This is a new thing they've got going on, especially on Amazon. Now, they are trying to get everyone to support businesses owned by black people. This is actually something I can get behind on. I personally love supporting small businesses. Some of them have the best items available. So, I'd be more than happy to support a business owned by a black entrepreneur. As long as the business has something that I really need. I don't shop for clothing much, and I don't eat out much so those kind of businesses are out. The problem is, most black-owned businesses don't have what I want, or what I need. I've never seen a pet store that was owned by a black person. They usually think those kind of things are boring. I don't know if there's an affordable grocery store out there owned by black people, and most convenience stores are owned by Asians. Sometimes I like going into book stores, or department stores, and even furniture stores. I don't go in asking if the store is owned by a black person before I shop. That's just not something I'm going to do. If it is, great! If it's not and they have something I need, then oh well. I'd get it regardless.

However, I do have some amount of sympathy for black entrepreneurs, because the BLM riots didn't give a shit about them, and destroyed their businesses. So, supporting them is something I wouldn't mind doing. As long as they have something I need.

Now, I'm not going to just go into a business just because it's owned by black people. I won't do that either. When there is something I need, I don't give a flying fig who or what owns the business, I'm going in to get what I need anyways.

One of the things that I love about being into pets is the kind of people who go around crashing windows and shouting "black lives matter!" usually think pet stores are boring. That's why I'm an odd duck. I love going into pet stores and seeing all the cute pets, and hopefully someday again find something unusual. Going to pet stores in the 90s was very exciting. That was back when they were carrying exotic animal pets. And I adore going to expos. The last one I went to this past year, my family were all worried about me going to Hillsboro because of the riots. But I wasn't worried at all. Because I knew Antifa and BLM would never go to a pet expo.

Unfortunately, all the good pet expos are in the south. Texas is very big on that kind of thing. One of these days though, I am going to just go there regardless. I want to bring home some very exotic animals. I want dormice again. I want duprasis again. I want pygmy mice again. I want all that cool stuff again. I want to bring all those exotics here again and have some real fun!

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