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October 18, 2006
We stop for groceries. It's one of those huge, warehouse stores that sells everything from TVs to clothes to frozen pizzas. When I walk into places like that, my mind goes blank. Maybe it's something the big stores do: Muzak or some other mind-altering substance. As soon as I walk in, I can't remember what I wanted to buy. I usually end up with a strange assortment of things I had no intention of buying. This never happens when I shop at the butcher's or the greengrocer's. Is it progress to shop in giant stores and live in giant houses?