Category Archives: shopping

Choosing to Walk

Going grocery shopping today, I had the choice of taking the car or going on foot. The choice was less about distance and more about temperature. However, weighing all things, exercise was chosen over comfort. Also, it was good to … Continue reading

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Busy Man

I have been accused (mostly by myself in moments of self-criticism) of not using time wisely. I don’t mean that I am always late for things. That is almost never the case. Instead, I mean that when I have time … Continue reading

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Like a Kid in a Candy Store

I stopped in at the bike store on my way to pick up my girlfriend. I actually went into the plaza area for something else, but noticed that they were open–and this is no mean feat because several places I … Continue reading

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Tales from the Freezer and the Pantry

When the lockdown started, I distinctly remember stories of people losing their jobs, not being able to shop, and having to get creative with their meals by eating all the things in their house that they hadn’t eaten. Despite the … Continue reading

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Learning Something Cool

I probably should have Googled it, but instead I let it rattle around in my brain. It wasn’t that I didn’t think I would find the answer, but rather that I didn’t think an answer existed. It turns out that … Continue reading

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Once More to the Mall

I went into a shopping mall for the first time since February. I had visited one sometime before my vacation, but I arrived back just in time for things to be locked down. I heard the malls were open, but … Continue reading

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Frying Pans

So universe, there is something I have been wondering about for a long time. Why don’t they sell lids with frying pans? I know, you can buy lids separately, but they rarely fit, and they rarely look like they belong … Continue reading

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Shopping Carts

A second question for the universe. Why does the cart I chose appear normal and functional in every single way until I get it within the shopping aisles. Suddenly the wheels start locking up or rolling in directions I don’t … Continue reading

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Searching Through Stores

I find it funny that sometimes you find a good deal, but then the store doesn’t have any in stock. I have two stories to tell you that illustrate this and they both centre around my plans to be handier … Continue reading

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Conversations about Hardware and Price Gougers

I should tell you a little something about myself that is not necessarily obvious. It is true that I am a teacher and need to be very outgoing in that profession. It is also true that writing a public blog … Continue reading

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