How an open day became a busy day

As I was sipping coffee on my back porch this morning I thought to myself: today is wide open with nothing crucial going on. I could spend all day writing, reading, napping, relaxing.

That didn’t happen.

It occurred to me just now that between yesterday and today I shopped at four different stores.

And none of them were food stores.

Can I just say UGH ? (I hate shopping…)

Yesterday wasn’t bad. We went to a garden center which also had accessories and outdoor furniture and knicknacks and a little clothing section with Made-in-Italy dresses and…

I bought one. This one:

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I went shopping and lived to tell the tale

There is a grocery store near my parents’ place that I occasionally frequent if I’m out that way.

🎵🎶🎵🎶 Should I stay or should I go 🎵🎶🎵🎶 (The Clash) Continue reading “I went shopping and lived to tell the tale”

(In)consequential thoughts during lock-down

My local fruit and vegetable hole-in-the-wall shop where EVERYONE in my ‘hood gets their produce has closed.

It raises questions: Continue reading “(In)consequential thoughts during lock-down”

A little more about the self-checkouts, and the poll results

There is something about the rise of self-checkout stations at many stores I hadn’t considered until I read a thing in the business section of the Toronto Star, who quoted a source from the Wall Street Journal:

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Continuation of my drama-filled day

This is part 2 of this morning’s post. (Did you know I was making this a 2-part post? Me either. 😀)

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I know some of you are sitting on the edge if your seat wondering how my anxiety-fueled 24-hours have passed.

Lucky for you I’m currently ticked off at my family which is why I’m typing from the relative safety (and isolation) of my bedroom.

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3 polls about self-checkout machines

The other day I rambled on about my day and mentioned an incident in a store about a self-checkout machine.

They’re popping up everywhere in modern, civilized society. And many larger chain stores are renovating to accommodate this trend. I see this in in the Greater Toronto Area, but I have also seen this in Switzerland while on vacation last summer.

The interesting thing is the comments that came in on my post.  It came from an assortment of international readers beyond Canada where I live.

This has me thinking. (Uh oh… 😏) Continue reading “3 polls about self-checkout machines”

A question, an irritation, self-checkout and more on the deactivated comments in WordPress

Welcome to the most convoluted title I’ve have come up with yet. Hold on to your hat as you read my post because I am in a ramble-y sort of mood. 😛

Today I discovered something cool at a local coffee shop. Continue reading “A question, an irritation, self-checkout and more on the deactivated comments in WordPress”