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posted 9/12/2010 11:36:19 AM |
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This may be lame, but the answers could be revealing and a bit interesting.

Okay, It is 12:05 AM on Sunday and you need to go right then to get a gallon of milk. How many miles do you have to go one way?

The whole thrust of this is how far does somebody have to go to get a common item after midnight.

For me the answer is 1/3 of a mile. I was speaking to my daughter on the phone this morning and she had that situation come up last night and it was a 17 mile journey to Wally World. I think that even during daylight hours it is something like six or seven miles, we're talking dirt road rural.

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Sep 12 @ 11:46AM  
im with you, i have a grocery store and a dollar general about 1/3 mile away....and yeah this is pretty lame.... jk

Sep 12 @ 11:53AM  
Yes lame.... but.... I wouldn't go out that time of night for anything I don't think. It's about a 20 mile round trip for me to run to walmart. I certainly wouldn't go out for milk... I don't even like the stuff!

Sep 12 @ 11:57AM  
oh yeah, i forgot, i dont like milk either, i bet i havent used a gallon of milk in the last ten years, and know that i havent drank any...

Sep 12 @ 12:19PM  
You're average drug store and convenience stores sell milk these days and usually are closer than a Wally World or Walmart is! To answer your question: 2 or 3 miles is my limit- otherwise, I'll wait until daylight hours! IMO, women should never, ever go shopping by themselves at late hours! JMO!


Sep 12 @ 12:19PM  
Walmart is the only store open anymore 24/7 so I'd have to drive about 2 miles one way.

I remember when 2 of the other grocery stores were open 24/7...before Walmart came and hogged the market.

I remember before the economical downfall when the truckstop stayed open 24/7 with a place to go eat anytime. When mini-marts stayed open 24/7. When fast food places kept their doors unlocked so you could go INSIDE to eat and not just drive through at midnight.

Yes, a lame blog but at least it ain't dry and full of stastics.... I'll take lame anyday over dry.

Sep 12 @ 1:08PM  
For me it just depends on how much I want to pay for the item I need. Less than 1/4 mile down the road is a gas station/convenience store. But they charge $3.50/gallon. I could go ten minutes one way and get to a Kroger or a WalMart.
If it's an emergency (and it usually is if I'm out late), then I opt for the higher dollar, closer-to-home option.

Sep 12 @ 1:08PM  
For milk at 12am I would go about 6 blocks to the gas station. The closest Walmart is about 3 miles away and if I am feeling crazy there are 2 more Walmarts within 15 miles.

Sep 12 @ 1:11PM  
15 miles or so!! Wally World is the only store in my area open 24/7

Sep 12 @ 2:20PM  
I honestly did go to Kroger at 12 something in the a.m. to pick up a gallon of milk & other food items just a couple of blocks from the house.

Sep 12 @ 3:02PM  
1 mile each way...........but until i moved it was 8 miles each we have come up in the world LOL

this may be lame blog bruce but at least your trying......kudos to you.

Sep 12 @ 3:08PM  
I don't have a car, so I would just have to get over it....

Sep 12 @ 5:53PM  
I'm not good at figuring distances, but, there is a 7-11 store just up the road from me, takes maybe all of 5 minutes to go there and back. It's a little bit pricey compared to the little store a few blocks up the road the other way..but, they don't stay open 24-7, whereas 7-11 does. One of the advantages of living in town and just blocks away from the business district.

Sep 12 @ 6:10PM  
To answer the question, I have a 7/11 about a quarter mile from me.

But on a related rant...
There are dozens of bodegas near me, and ample Kwik-E-Marts within walking distance. But the closest actual grocer is about 3 miles away. I spent an entire day going from market to market searching for basic cooking stuffs to no avail. I found more cilantro than I well ever eat in my lifetime, three places that had fresh ginger root, and actual farm grown rosemary freshly picked. But I couldn't find thyme. Seriously, no place sold thyme, or basil, or garlic. I nearly had to talk a friend on the other side of the city into driving over to bring me a bay leaf.

Sep 12 @ 7:36PM  
After midnight? I have to go 30 miles round trip for milk. So.. if it's midnight and I don't have milk? I guess I won't have any til after 5 am when the stores open.

Sep 12 @ 11:11PM  
I have to drive 2 km to the nearest 7-11. I don't like to make a midnight run...but I will if it keeps me from having to make the trip first thing in the morning.

The weirdest thing you've ever had to make a trip to the store for would possibly make for some interesting answers. Just a thought.

Sep 13 @ 10:27PM  
About a mile in a half away

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