Monday, August 31, 2015
I had to make a trip to one of the big box office supply stores, at the worst time possible, back to school week.
It turns out, a relative's SD camera card was full. She needed another one, and wasn't sure what to get. Deleting old photos wasn't an option, so I was in the car Wednesday morning to head to the office supply store on the equivalent of the last minute Christmas rush.
I brought the old card with me, and found one that suits our needs. I showed the old and new to an employee to make sure they matched.
Even though the store was packed and the staff was overwhelmed, I almost enjoyed the visit. Parents seemed happy to have a one stop shopping destination. The kids were thrilled and anxious-- happy with their new treasures.
We didn't have big box office supply stores when I was kid, but we had something close. Sugerman's. Miracle Mart, later King's was a close second. Clothes and shoes came from The Globe. Later, Jean King. Notebooks, pens, paper, pencils and the other stuff meant a trip on Route 6 to that amazing and bizarre retail oasis.
By the way, I bought a card with a much larger capacity. There will be no more trips to the office supply big box store at back to school time.
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