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March 10th, 2008


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08:33 am - Overheard at the haircut place
MOTHER (paying for haircuts): Now once we're done here, we'll go to TJs and get you a new bikini.
DAUGHTER: Oh my god, no! Don't tell me they started selling bikinis now.
MOTHER: What do you mean? They always have.
DAUGHTER: ...oh, you're talking about TJ Maxx! I thought you meant Trader Joe's and was thinking what a horrible place that would be to buy swimsuits.





...only in Boston.

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From:resk
Date:March 10th, 2008 01:48 pm (UTC)
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I spent 10 minutes on the Trader Joe's website trying to find something I could turn into a bikini-related joke.

Got nuthin'.
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From:ruthling
Date:March 10th, 2008 01:50 pm (UTC)
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Bwhahahaha!
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From:mybadhairlife
Date:March 10th, 2008 03:41 pm (UTC)
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hah hah haaaaaaah *cough cough*
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From:plumtreeblossom
Date:March 10th, 2008 01:52 pm (UTC)
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But it would be a sustainable bikini, purchased through fair trade practices with savings passed along to the valued customer...
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From:infinitehotel
Date:March 10th, 2008 03:02 pm (UTC)
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I think it's more that Trader Joes is all about supporting their local community. :)

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From:annilita
Date:March 10th, 2008 03:33 pm (UTC)
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So it would have been woven with reeds from the salt marshes of Cape Cod?
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From:gilana
Date:March 10th, 2008 02:07 pm (UTC)
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They used to make their employees wear Hawaiian shirts. Clearly it could have been worse...
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From:nathanw
Date:March 10th, 2008 04:25 pm (UTC)
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They stopped?
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From:gilana
Date:March 10th, 2008 04:27 pm (UTC)
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I think so, at least in some of the ones I've been in.
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From:amandaruth2001
Date:March 10th, 2008 05:05 pm (UTC)
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They still wear them here.
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From:campion7
Date:March 10th, 2008 04:02 pm (UTC)
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Oh dear Lord! What haircut place was this?
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From:hyperina
Date:March 10th, 2008 05:00 pm (UTC)
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i don't get the humor in this. is there something wrong with my brain? and why is it only in boston? aren't these both franchises? oh god help me
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From:ron_newman
Date:March 10th, 2008 06:13 pm (UTC)
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TJ Maxx is local to Boston, or at least used to be, as it started here.
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From:genarti
Date:March 10th, 2008 07:36 pm (UTC)
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Is it? I remember them from growing up in Ohio, back in the early 90s or so. I don't think of it as Boston-local at all, though it may well be a more-or-less-Eastern thing.
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From:ron_newman
Date:March 10th, 2008 07:45 pm (UTC)
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It emerged from the ruins of Framingham-based Zayre Corporation. BJ's Wholesale Club was another Zayre offshoot.
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From:genarti
Date:March 10th, 2008 08:10 pm (UTC)
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Huh. Fair enough!

I think it spread a fair amount, though -- as I say, I remember it from Cincinnati, so I don't think of it as a particularly Bostonian chain -- but still, today I have learned something.
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From:hyperina
Date:March 10th, 2008 08:10 pm (UTC)
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ah
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From:semer
Date:March 10th, 2008 11:18 pm (UTC)
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Not only in Boston... I made the same assumption? O_o

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