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Why do some folks feel they can dictate what everyone else does?

By Linda Allred Cooper
Posted Wednesday, December 11, 2013

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Pittsboro, NC - I have been watching the discussion about Chatham Park, Bojangles with interest and amazement. Why do some folks firmly believe their opinions are the best for everyone? Why do they feel they can dictate what everyone else does?

I get so tired of some folks who feel the need to tell everyone else how to live, where to eat, what to eat, shop, work, etc.

Phoenix's reply to Mr. Stevens is an excellent example. Phoenix said "We don't need any more cookie cutter unhealthy fast food." Maybe Phoenix doesn't want Bojangles but I do and look forward to it. Remember the rule of Supply and Demand? If enough folks like Phoenix stay away from Bojangles, then sales will fall and it will close. However, it seems the Bojangles franchisee feels there is enough interest and a big enough market to support business.

Phoenix also said "If this project of Chatham Park has been in the pipeline for 7 years, who has been hiding this plan to rip apart the County." No one has been hiding the Chatham Park plan. Phoenix just wasn't paying attention. I heard about it around 5-6 years ago - and I have been out of touch a LOT over the last few years while caring for my ailing husband. When the property was sold, talk of the plan was already happening.

If you want Chatham to remain pristine - then buy up all of the land and keep it that way.

I get so tired of some folks who feel the need to tell everyone else how to live, where to eat, what to eat, shop, work, etc. Please - Live and Let Live. If you don't like Bojangles or "cookie cutter" businesses, then don't shop there. Just don't tell me I have to also stay away. If you don't like communities like Chatham Park, then don't live there, but don't tell me I can't live there.

If you want Chatham to remain pristine - then buy up all of the land and keep it that way. I'm sure there are plenty of families/individuals who would love to sell their property because they can no longer afford the taxes or upkeep. Buy it! Keep it pristine!! Put your money where your mouth is!!!

BTW: my house is for sale - come buy it so no one else will buy it and possibly change anything or, Heaven forbid, knock down the existing house and build a new one, thereby changing the look of this old neighborhood forever. Keep our neighborhood "pristine" and buy my house today to prevent any changes that you don't like. Seriously - its really for sale. I'll be glad to put you in touch with my realtor.

 
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