SW10, CONTEST: August 2010 #1: Predecessors

Andrew Perron pwerdna at gmail.com
Tue Sep 28 10:29:25 PDT 2010

On Tue, 28 Sep 2010 03:35:57 +0000 (UTC), Scott Eiler wrote:

> On Sep 26, 7:13 pm, Andrew Perron <pwer... at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Thu, 23 Sep 2010 23:37:20 +0000 (UTC), Scott Eiler wrote:
>>> In the United States, grocery stores are planning to close their major
>>> branches in September. There is still some produce to live by in
>>> farmers' markets, but the corporations of the Western world do not
>>> want Internet photos of Communist-style queues for produce.
>> Wait, what?  Does negative publicity *really* outweigh the profit that
>> they'd get from staying open - not to mention, y'know, the *starvation*?
>> Or am I just massively understanding here? `.`
> I haven't considered the economic interplay in that much depth.  But
> it seems to me, in a time of high unemployment, relatively low gas
> prices, and food shortage, people will move where the food is.  This
> in turn will enable farmers to deal more directly with the public.  I
> think at least one supermarket chain will close, and they'll state the
> reasons I mentioned.

Ahhhh, so it's more that the supermarkets are losing customers than it is
PR stuff.

>>>     * The requesters weren't paying attention. There's been enough
>>> sunlight to keep the Earth warm; our mutant supergenius scientist led
>>> a team to bring more sunlight in from other universes. The crops
>>> failed anyway, for reasons of their own.
>> Didn't they fix that in the last one?
> Yes - in time to save next year's crops.

Ahhhh, that's right.

>> Overall, strong idea, execution coulda used a bit of work.
> That's why I never stop writing my stories.  Thanks, Andrew.

No problem! ^-^

Andrew "NO .SIG MAN" "Juan" Perron, critical hit!

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