Growing up, I frequently heard such idioms or proverbs as “Waste not, want not” and “Eat all of your food. There are starving people in the world.” As the years went on, these mottos were no longer the standards by which I lived my life.
As I am avoiding stores, I am trying not to make light of those old standards.
I’ve been lucky. I’ve never really wanted for anything. My home is not extremely big, but it is comfortable. I’ve never wanted anything fancier. The same is true of my car. I’ve been able to buy what I need, when I need it.
Because of my compromised immune system, I now avoid going into stores. The last time I went into a store was the crazy morning at the grocery store I describe here. I found myself smack dab in the center of a large crowd. That was…
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