More Concerning the Price Calculation of Groceries
Maybe it would be better to dispense with decimals entirely. I could get her to add the dollars, then look at the tag and if it has any cents, add 1. Maybe it would turn out to be close. Has to be closer than accidentally putting in 50 dollars instead of fifty cents.
I have an email in to Slaveways asking them if they have any ideas.
And I looked into the idea of deliveries, but that isn't going on here. Yet, anyway. I remember a billion years ago when Peterson's Food Town was trying to compete with enormous Death Star-like grocery universes that moved in and were out to smash each other and anyone else who got in the way. Peterson's was selling a lot of organic food, and delivering -- trying vainly to find a niche. I shopped there when I was (horrors!!) married (shudder). And sad but true, despite their efforts they went under (I used to know the story but I've forgotten now). Top Foods, which opened in about 1988, advertised that they were open 24 hours a day, every day. They quickly gave that up, however. I hold that against them, just a little. Many times I've shopped at the Tumwater Slaveways at extremely late hours, however -- like maybe 2am or what have you -- which is actually a nice time to shop. I used to live very close to that store (which in other respects wasn't particularly my favorite). I don't go to Albertson's EVER because once in about 1981 I bought something in their snack bar* that made me very ill. Years ago the downtown waterfront market had a waterfall in the front. It's been remodeled several times since then. I never go there because I always see lots of people I know there, and because if a 6-pack of beer was on sale and you bought only one, they charged you the not-on-sale price. After my marriage ended disastrously it took me years before I'd go to the west side of Olympia -- the scene of the, so-to-speak, crime. All this adds up to the modern human equivilent of those animal paths in the woods that seem to tack right or left for no reason. There IS a reason, I'm sure. A reason like my reasons.
*in the store on Sleater Kinney Road, which hasn't existed for years and is now the Office Depot against which I've developed a mad-on. An accursed spot?
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