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Old Nov 24th 2012, 6:50 am
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Originally Posted by Dick Dasterdly
You obviously have a problem with basic comprehension C'man.

Why should the fact that a supermarket is open on a Sunday prevent those who wish to spend the day with family and friends doing precisely that ????????????
You really dont see it?

Because how I am meant to spend Sunday with my friends and family if some of them are working?

Sunday is a day for the families. It cant be that if mum has to put in a shift at the supermarket
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Old Nov 24th 2012, 7:22 am
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Default Re: Supermarket now closed on Sunday.

Originally Posted by cricketman
You really dont see it?

Because how I am meant to spend Sunday with my friends and family if some of them are working?

Sunday is a day for the families. It cant be that if mum has to put in a shift at the supermarket
Since when did the Spanish worry about taking a day off work, especially a Sunday ?
In any event if Sunday working is compulsory, then obviously there's something sadly wrong.
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Old Nov 24th 2012, 8:01 am
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Default Re: Supermarket now closed on Sunday.

Originally Posted by Pocaloca
But it does - it affects all those people who want to spend one day a week with their families, and in Spain, that day is traditionally Sunday.
But the world would stop if everyone insisted on having Sunday off. I take it these people have no objections to the emergency services working Sundays should they need them, or bar/restaurant staff should they want to have Sunday lunch out. You'd think with Spain's appalling unemployment figures, people would grab any job going, whether it was working nights, Sundays or whatever.
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Old Nov 24th 2012, 8:05 am
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Originally Posted by agoreira
But the world would stop if everyone insisted on having Sunday off. I take it these people have no objections to the emergency services working Sundays should they need them, or bar/restaurant staff should they want to have Sunday lunch out. You'd think with Spain's appalling unemployment figures, people would grab any job going, whether it was working nights, Sundays or whatever.
NO!! No-one should work on a Sunday - no restaurants, bars, anything. Everybody should stay at home with the family. Even if they haven't got one.

Several of the bars/restaurants here are packed on a Sunday. And there are people WORKING behind the bar and in the kitchen!! Shame on the Spanish people who go to these establishments - stopping others enjoying Sunday at home with their families.

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Old Nov 24th 2012, 8:06 am
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Default Re: Supermarket now closed on Sunday.

Originally Posted by cricketman
You really dont see it?

Because how I am meant to spend Sunday with my friends and family if some of them are working?

Sunday is a day for the families. It cant be that if mum has to put in a shift at the supermarket
No, it's YOU CMan, because you are incapable of independent thought.

If you don't want to shop on Sundays, don't do it.

If you don't want to work on Sundays, don't do it.

Unless someone is holding a gun to your head to do either, you better just STFU and let people decide what is good for them, and not your sorry, sanctimonious arse.

You so often sound just like the US republicans, do you realise that?
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Old Nov 24th 2012, 9:26 am
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Originally Posted by amideislas
No, it's YOU CMan, because you are incapable of independent thought.

If you don't want to shop on Sundays, don't do it.

If you don't want to work on Sundays, don't do it.

Unless someone is holding a gun to your head to do either, you better just STFU and let people decide what is good for them, and not your sorry, sanctimonious arse.

You so often sound just like the US republicans, do you realise that?
Yes I must be incapable of independent thought when most of the time the people on here dont agree with me

I love the culture of everyone getting together on Sundays in Spain. I am worried that if the shops were open then we would lose that culture

I actually love living in Spain and I do not want it to turn into the UK
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Old Nov 24th 2012, 6:56 pm
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Default Re: Supermarket now closed on Sunday.

Originally Posted by cricketman
Yes I must be incapable of independent thought when most of the time the people on here dont agree with me

I love the culture of everyone getting together on Sundays in Spain. I am worried that if the shops were open then we would lose that culture

I actually love living in Spain and I do not want it to turn into the UK
Totally agree with you.

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Old Nov 24th 2012, 6:59 pm
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Default Re: Supermarket now closed on Sunday.

Originally Posted by cricketman
Yes I must be incapable of independent thought when most of the time the people on here dont agree with me

I love the culture of everyone getting together on Sundays in Spain. I am worried that if the shops were open then we would lose that culture

I actually love living in Spain and I do not want it to turn into the UK
You simply haven't thought it through C'man.

Eating out on Sundays has now become a normal tradition in Spain.

Horror of horrors you should see the number of Spanish kids taken to McDonalds and Burger king by their parents for a special Sunday treat.

At least in the UK most families eating out on Sundays prefer a decent traditional lunch to eating that garbage.

I am going to a local Rastro and I know for sure Spanish people will be there in their thousands,some busy selling, some buying or browsing.
That's what they prefer to do now, rather than sit at home twiddling their thumbs or maybe watching their favourite soccer team on the TV, which they wouldn't even be able to do if the players and stadium staff weren't working Sundays also.

You are simply trying to live in a bygone age you never even knew C'man, when families stayed at home or went to the local park, because they had no other choice.

However, the way things are going you may soon have the good fortune in your case or misfortune for most others, to see it all happen again.
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Old Nov 24th 2012, 8:26 pm
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Default Re: Supermarket now closed on Sunday.

I fall into the two camps and so fence sitting.


CM there is a part of me that totally agrees with you, I am not in Spain yet, so can only talk about the UK but the "idea" of there being a day when everyone gets together etc is an appealing thought. IMHO Sunday opening hours are not necessary. Your statement about Spain not becoming the UK is a good one but

Having said that

Who are all these families getting together, in this day and age lots of families work full time, Years ago my husband and I both worked full time, I worked in a hospital shifts nights etc and my husband works 6 days a week Mon - Sat. On Sundays if I was off - this was a time when we could go out to various places be it shops, cinema etc together. For some people shopping is a day out together, more than just shopping they have a meal out etc. now that is not for me but it is for some it is enjoyable - just look at blue water and all the non shopping outlets food cinema etc.

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Yes it is not good that people end up having to work on a Sunday , however when the world is like it is, i am afraid to say that the employers hold the cards. My daughter runs a restaurant, I can very rarely see her on a Sunday BUT we make an effort to see each other on other days

There are lots of things that some call progress that the Victor Meldrew in me thinks "you call that progress humph" but that does not mean it is wrong it is just not right for me.

So I suppose after all this rambling basically

If I want to go shopping or anything on a Sunday I can.
If I dont want to do these things I won't
If I want to see my family on a Sunday I will
if I cannot see them on a Sunday I will see them on another day.
There are lots of things that I do not agree with that are not right for
me, does not mean they are not right for others.
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Old Nov 24th 2012, 8:42 pm
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Default Re: Supermarket now closed on Sunday.

Originally Posted by cricketman
Yes I must be incapable of independent thought when most of the time the people on here dont agree with me

I love the culture of everyone getting together on Sundays in Spain. I am worried that if the shops were open then we would lose that culture

I actually love living in Spain and I do not want it to turn into the UK
I'd also hate Spain to be the UK... and I confidently can say Spain will never be the UK...

...nor do I believe that Sundays are what distinguishes Spain from the UK.

But I do believe that shopping on Sunday is your problem, not everyone else's. So why unnecessarily burden everyone with your petty problems as a matter of law?

If you don't like broad beans, then don't eat them. But do we need a law regulating that?

On the other hand, I suppose no reasonable logic would ever sink in with someone who can also rationalise that Spain's economic crisis only exists because Germany is jealous of the weather... Yes, I know.. Like trying to reason with a cat.

Sigh
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