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The Reality of Food Retail

I feel compelled to comment on Amazon’s proposed takeover of Whole Foods because of the considerable research I have recently invested in online and conventional grocery shopping. We may have reached a critical mass in brick-and-mortar grocery shopping where a… Continue Reading →

Staying in Your Lane

I am just finishing off Tom Nichols’  “The End of Expertise”, a very sharp-elbow critique on how we view those who really know as opposed to those who don’t know but claim they do.  Unfortunately, it is that latter crowd… Continue Reading →

NCR and the Future of Shopping

I recently met someone who works for National Cash Register as a service rep. During our time together, we got around to chatting about the future of traditional cash registers and ATMs in our consumer world. As one who spent… Continue Reading →

An Update on Trump

We are closing in on the first hundred days of the Trump administration, and what we have is the making of a brand new culture of political staging, the likes which have never been seen in Washington, DC, before. I… Continue Reading →

4011 – Bananas (Chapter 2)

In the last chapter, I left my reader with the impression that I was gradually becoming enamored with the prospects of becoming an enlightened shopper/consumer who has finally grasped the importance of participating in the weekly shopping for groceries. Much of… Continue Reading →

4011 – Bananas! (Chapter 1)

What first got me interested in the world of grocery shopping a few years back was the sudden desire to discover what seemed to regularly excite my spouse. We were becoming empty-nesters, with retirement around the corner, and in serious… Continue Reading →

Last Day on the Job

A lot has happened since my last blog about life at the till at a local grocery story. As you can well imagine, the last three weeks have produced some very unexpected turns of events. All of a sudden, I… Continue Reading →

On the Job – Part 5

I have now completed five weeks of work and here is what I have learned so far. One, the capacity to learn to work through little problems at the till, which can be many, in the course of an eight-hour… Continue Reading →

On the Job – Part 3

I am now in the fourth week of my job experiment, and I would be lying if I said it was a cakewalk. What really is happening is that I am learning to adjust my life to some new constraints… Continue Reading →

The Trouble with a Thin Skin

We have, at various times in our lives, the capacity to be a little narcissistic when it comes to handling interpersonal relations. Somebody gets on the wrong side of us and we tend to hold a short or long-term grudge… Continue Reading →

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