Occasionally we see ads on television for really good deals from nationwide chains. We just saw one for a large three-topping pizza for eight dollars.

We have a number of nationwide chains here, but so many of those deals just aren’t available at them. Like the one we just saw advertised. We checked it, and found that those deals don’t apply here.

Perhaps I shouldn’t be so upset. A number of services that are no longer available back in our former home are still available here — like video rental stores and a wide variety of repair shops. And of course there are all the goods on clearance. Perhaps these advantages are enough to outweigh the lack of good deals at the nationwide chains.

But sometimes it’d be nice to get some cheap, easy pizza.