Today I went to the post office inside a drug store. They have a counter at the back and handle the mail from there.
When I was done, I wandered slowly back to my car which I parked on a residential street.
I didn’t want to go home.
I looked for a coffee shop that was open but there wasn’t one, so I drove a bit further past the little bakery I frequent on occasion.
Before I pulled into that parking spot, I remembered that they were closed on Mondays.
This is a new covid closure. They didn’t used to be closed on Mondays, because the bulk of their morning business was the college peeps from the campus across the street.
But not anymore. The college is teaching remotely, which means the staff and students are staying home pushing buttons on their Keurigs.
No coffee for me.
Next, I decided to drive to the other side of the neighbourhood and pop into the LCBO for some booze.
The Liquor Commission Board of Ontario had revamped their stores some time ago and shopping for both standard, everyday alcoholic beverages and specialty wines, spirits and liqueurs became more like a hoity-toity adventure. There is even a refrigerated ‘closet’ selling all sorts of beer.
I wanted to pick up some white wine. I was out of white wine.
It’s been summery here in Toronto, and as much as I enjoy a glass or three of red wine, warm weather has me craving iced white wine spritzer with lime.
So I got to the store a few minutes later, donned my mask over my face and wandered up to the to entrance.
It was closed.
I immediately pulled out my phone and complained to a friend who happens to be American.
I explained my predicament.
Less than a minute later, I was sent an article by the Daily Hive (no idea who that is) which announced these Monday closures of the LCBO back on November 4. Apparently it was all part of an evil plan, to keep these stores closed on Mondays.
Tells you how informed I keep myself these days regarding local events. 🙄
Moral of this rather ridiculous blog post today is this:
It takes an American to educate me of my booze distributor’s store hours. 😛
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