Posts tagged "Amazon"

Grocery without groceries

Old habit kicked in, and so I went to Dominick’s on Roosevelt. Beyond the reality that they decided to rearrange the place, yet again, so I never found canned chick peas or other things. Beyond the place was FREEZING….or about 65 F on a 90 something day, so I didn’t have my winter coat. Beyond... Read more »

Why I shop on Amazon

Elementary my dear reader, because I can find what I want to buy. There is nothing like standing in the middle of the Dominick’s grocery store in the South Loop–empty handed. Can’t find dried chick peas. I go to the Customer Service Department to ask, ah…where are the dried chick peas?  A manager walks with me... Read more »

Micro Center Computer Store Macro Marvelous

We went. We saw. We bought, very much needed new laptop to replace the old slowly to run clunker, and an iPad2 to Skype the family far away. Let me explain why this hadn’t happened before. Having once upon a few years ago walked into the shiny and then empty Apple Store on a dull... Read more »
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