This is my first post ever, so forgive me if I mess up, but every summer this question has bothered me:
Why do gas stations sell mulch? I can see why they sell drinks and snacks and air fresheners, but why do huge pallets of bark mulch for sale surround every corner gas station like some fortification? Why not leave the sales of mulch to Home Depot or the local garden center?
In my experience the mulch they sell is fairly overpriced and something of an impulse buy (if something that weighs 20 lbs can be an impulse buy). Of course, it’s really no skin off their teeth as they can throw it in a corner of the parking lot and it’s not like it costs too much to begin with (IIRC, the local hardware store sells mulch for something like $2.50/lb. 40 lbs of cow shit is even cheaper).
Why do you care if they sell some seasonal Mulch to make some extra money? Are you in that much of a hurry to get your lottery tickets, and your BIG DRINK? Why not just leave people alone, and not try to control everything. You must want a special convenience store, just set up perfect for you. It doesn’t work that way. People like you cause grief for all of us.
Flocker, we prefer that old threads in General Questions only be bumped to provide new factual information. Since this does not, and you are replying to a post from 14 years ago (and the OP has not been back since), I am closing this.