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Mind you, there are plenty of ways to get a regular Hudson Bay. But this Millenium Special release, well it suited my fancy. And I got it into my head I was going to have one.
When I went online, I tried to order one and have it delivered to me in the United States. The order form would only allow for delivery to an address in Canada. I tried every which way – no luck.
So I called up the store.
It wasn’t a gun or a weapon. It wasn’t a medicine or vitamins. It wasn’t chemicals that could be used to make an explosive. It wasn’t even alcohol. It was a wool blanket!
I thought to myself, “What’s going on here? Isn’t Canada part of NAFTA?” Is there a sheep cabal in the U.S. that won’t allow for wool to cross over the border from Canada?
I have never found out the reason. Friends have told me I should just find someone in Canada to buy it for me and send it to me. I guess I could do that, but I am mystified as to why we cannot shuttle wool blankets across the border, legally.
I could buy a wool blanket from the Northeast, good wool blankets. But I want what I want. Sounds like the lament of folks I hear who are looking for a particular wine that they cannot find in their state. But this is a wool blankets. I can find no regulatory agency prescribing proper and legal commerce of wool blanket sales.
Maybe I should start a movement, call if “Free the Sheep.” Or start a website to gather other mystified (and cold) consumers who want the wool blanket that they want. Better yet start a group, call it the Specialty Wool Retailers Association (SWRA for short) and go about getting the folks the wool blankets they want and deserve, dammit!
This could be our credo:
What we stand for
Specialty Wool Retailers Association stands for a free market in wool, unencumbered by protectionist state laws that prevent consumers from legally obtaining the wool blankets they want. SWRA stands for a true national wool blanket market in which consumers and retailers can transact business in an appropriately regulated milieu. This means that any adult consumer in any state should be allowed to legally purchase and have shipped to them any wool blanket from any retailer in America.
So folks, those of you who are angry about not getting your special wine – I feel a similar pain – this time I feel like I have been left out in the cold. But I’m fighting back. I’m not going to let someone in Canada ( or Washington D.C.) quash my dream – I’m resolved to uncover this mystery of the unavailable at any cost protectionist wool blanket conspiracy.
Either that or I'll have to smuggle my favorite wool blanker over the border, like my bootlegger forebears.
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