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Donovan
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I'm a telephone central office tech, and right now I'm covering the office of one of my vacationing co-workers. Years ago, he bought an American flag (w/pole and wall mount) to hang out front. Lately, though, he hasn't because the flag is showing it's age. As a quasi-christmas gift, I decided that on payday, I would walk across the street to Wally World and get a new one.

So, I'm taking my lunch break browsing and I couldn't find flags. I was in lawn and garden with the rest of the outside decorations and such, but no flags. So, I asked one of the employees:

"American flags? They're in Stationary."

So, why in the world would the national flag be in Stationary?

Donovan Ravenhull

PS: Oh, just for the giggles that I know some of y'all will get into here: "It's in stationary as part of Wal*Mart's evil plan to make our flag no better than paper and force all of us God-fearing Americans to burn them..."

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Kev
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If stationary is the same section that has all the party and other festive decorations, that doesn't seem that odd to me (in fact that's where I pictured them when you mentioned it, but probably because I recall seeing them there). Flags are not solely for outdoor purposes so lawn and garden doesn't seem any more logical to me than the section of the store that houses decorations and such since a lot of people only fly flags on holidays.

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GiftHunter
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Anyone else keep reading the title without the 'l' in Flags?

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Malruhn
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*Malruhn sheepishly raises his hand*

Kev has the answer in my opinion. That's where the decorations are... so where else do you put them?

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Barbara
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quote:
Originally posted by Donovan Ravenhull:
So, why in the world would the national flag be in Stationary?

Because at this time of the year flags don't move.

Barbara "july it ain't" Mikkelson

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Ganzfeld
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quote:
Originally posted by Barbara:
quote:
Originally posted by Donovan Ravenhull:
So, why in the world would the national flag be in Stationary?

Because at this time of the year flags don't move.
[lol] I've searched the whole page looking for the place they keep the pencils and envelopes. Now I understand why I couldn't find it: they moved it. (Too bad it wasn't stationary.)
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