Joe Turner, Columbia City
As consumerism matures markets are driven faster to change with the times. As more technology users order products online, more malls and retail stores will be forced to close. Younger people don’t even remember payphone booths or even flip phones for that matter, or when Nissan and Toyota stopped building regular cab pickups.
Recently President Trump made a big deal about Amazon, but in fact it is consumers who choose to buy online and have their purchases delivered thru the postal service. Even our local Fred Meyers store now has a reserved parking section for online shoppers to park and have their purchases delivered to their car.
At some point people must take responsibility for their actions. If they choose to shop online, they shouldn’t complain when there are no physical stores to shop at during their days off, and heaven forbid ‘black Friday’ after Thanksgiving, how are they going to entertain their relatives that show up during the holidays? How do you shop?