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Grumpy Old Shopper 1 – Announcements

I try to avoid shopping like the plague. It’s the seventh circle of hell, made worse by the fact that I am in the minority, quite clearly. For so many customers and retail workers, it is a vocation. No choice, had to go to Norwich as we needed stuff for an upcoming family wedding and our brief holiday. I just wanted a pair of trousers and a jacket to teach in again next term, which starts soon enough. Bad enough that this necessitated sweating in a cubicle and trying on 4 – yes four pairs of trousers. By the time, I’d chosen what I wanted and got two pairs of the same, I was exhausted. They didn’t have any jackets for my age and – I hesitate at the word – style. So … Read entire article »

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