M.Leddy + shopping   46

We were willing to pay for the convenience of shopping in a nearly empty store. And we tipped our cashier and bagger mightily. I suspect that many people are doing so.
16 hours ago by M.Leddy
The vanishing hardware store
Worth reading: a New York Times opinion piece, “The Life and Death of the Local Hardware Store.” The killers: Amazon and high rent.
november 2019 by M.Leddy
Duck Fat
Toto, I’ve a feeling that we’re not in Wal-Mart anymore.
food  shopping 
january 2019 by M.Leddy
Who cans?
“Someday we’re going to ask a younger person where the canning supplies are and they’ll have no idea what we’re talking about.”
food  life  shopping 
august 2018 by M.Leddy
A shopping list
“I’ve got butter, fruit, green thread, and go to the library.” “And whatever vegetable looks freshest.”
film  lists  shopping 
july 2017 by M.Leddy
Aldi on the move
If you’re squeamish about shopping in a store-brand supermarket, you can tell yourself that Aldi Nord, owner of Trader Joe’s, and Aldi Süd, owner of Aldi, are sister companies. Which is the truth.
june 2017 by M.Leddy
A new website for the discriminating shopper.
politics  shopping 
february 2017 by M.Leddy
Blue-light special
It’s just the produce section.
january 2017 by M.Leddy
Orange light art
[“As seen in east-central Illinois.”
orange  photography  shopping 
october 2016 by M.Leddy
It’s quiet, solid, and incredibly powerful. Also legitimately retro. A great fan.
september 2016 by M.Leddy
Cheap shoes
They’re cheap plastic — $6.99 a pair — so cheap that I can’t find a single photograph online, from any retailer.
august 2016 by M.Leddy
Goodbye, Thompson’s General Store
“Don’t it always seem to go,” &c.
Illinois  shopping 
april 2016 by M.Leddy
Clutter, clutter, everywhere
Paco Underhill: “The aspirational spaces we all long for in our homes — clean, uncluttered, perhaps with a few white phalaenopsis orchids sprinkled around — are completely at odds with the stores we shop in.”
clutter  shopping 
december 2015 by M.Leddy
What you mean “we,” Terry Gross?
“This is Fresh Air. I’m Terry Gross. Remember when you first saw a self-checkout aisle at a grocery store? We use them all the time now without giving much thought to the fact that they're doing work real people used to do.”
shopping  work 
may 2015 by M.Leddy
Thompson’s General Store
Meat-eaters within driving distance would do well to visit Thompson’s General Store.
food  liverwurst  shopping 
february 2015 by M.Leddy
Ceci n’est pas une caissière
“I’m not a cashier,” the cashier replied.
february 2015 by M.Leddy
Tovolo Perfect Cube, uncool tool
These trays stink, and they impart a stink to the ice cubes they hold.
june 2014 by M.Leddy
Domestic comedy
“Let’s get Kleenex. It’s a name I’ve grown to trust.”
domesticcomedy  shopping 
january 2014 by M.Leddy
Items from their catalogue
A nifty PDF catalogue from Profiles in History: Rare Books & Manuscripts, Auction 55.
june 2013 by M.Leddy
Record Store Day
“It made me remember filing past the Pietà at the New York World’s Fair.”
music  records  shopping 
april 2013 by M.Leddy
Vermont Country $tore
“There may be some mystical (or semi-mystical) cachet that accompanies items from the Vermont Country Store, but realists are better off ordering elsewhere.”
december 2012 by M.Leddy
Uncle Mark 2013 Gift Guide & Alamanac
“This year’s guide might be called a post-Sandy edition: Mark Hurst offers just two product recommendations, along with suggestions for helping those hit by the storm and some observations on our relationships with screens and stuff.”
life  shopping 
november 2012 by M.Leddy
Eggnog economics
Why don’t they make make it all year long?
december 2011 by M.Leddy
Uncle Mark Gift Guide & Almanac
Mark Hurst offers single buying recommendations in various categories, along with useful and sometimes surprising tips and tricks.
december 2011 by M.Leddy
String bags FTW
Much better than recycled plastic
culture  shopping 
november 2010 by M.Leddy
Harvey’s Hardware
The greatest hardware store in the world
august 2010 by M.Leddy
A plucky, smart cashier
"My Tetris skills aren't working today."
humor  life  shopping 
june 2010 by M.Leddy
Shopping with Robert Frost
Whose prices these are I think I know.
coffee  poetry  shopping 
november 2009 by M.Leddy
The American List
100+ companies whose stuff is made in the United States
culture  shopping 
february 2009 by M.Leddy
Ye olde Wal-Mart
Wal-Mart selling miniature Wal-Marts, just in time for Christmas
culture  shopping 
november 2008 by M.Leddy
Name brands and Brand X
What name brands won't you forsake?
advertising  shopping 
august 2008 by M.Leddy
99¢ plus
New strategy in retail: 99¢ plus
advertising  shopping 
august 2008 by M.Leddy

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