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Poly Wants a Freebie

The question I asked myself was, where can I buy a can of turkey gravy and a container of PolyFilla? I’m very tired and must get home to nap so this magical place must not be out of my way. Only one store came to mind: Walmart. 

Trendy Shopping Habits

I play a little game on the weekends. How few stops can I make in order to complete all of my errands? This isn’t an original game. I didn’t invent it. It’s probably called, Being a Human on the Weekend. But I’m noticing a change in how the game is played.  

The Best Times to Shop

While we’re on vacation, I’m reposting some of my favourite blog posts of the past.  I know, I know, there are some people who would say “Never!”  But Smart Money in the US claims to reveal the best times to buy certain items.  They claim it also translates to Canadian retailers, so let’s give it …

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Time Passages

My number one pet peeve, over even the misuse of the apostrophe and coworkers putting delicate glasses on the bottom rack of the work dishwasher, is the way merchants conspire to rush time. 

Eavesdropping on my Life

Saturday’s balloon ride required us to get up around 4:30 am so we could make it to the other end of the city for 5:30 am.  This wasn’t too far from our regular weekday routine except that we couldn’t have much coffee because we didn’t want to go up with full bladders.  By the time …

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I Wish Him a Beautiful Bankruptcy

Once, I nearly bought my step-daughter a gift card for Abercrombie and Fitch.  As of this moment that company is off my radar forever more, and here is why.   

A Do-Over

Often times people talk about what they’d like to do if they had a second go-round at this crazy thing called life. I’ve always said I’d try to become a stand-up comic.  But something I would like to do now? Have my own retail store.  

Contextually Speaking

So many times a story will cross the newswire without any context. If you only read or know the bare facts, you don’t get the whole story.