Thursday, September 29, 2011
I had to go downtown to Radio Shack for a new mouse. I look at stuff, but there's few bargains at Radio Shack.
Speaking of bargains, the Bargain Man store went out of business. Bargain Man had the most awesome inventory of utter crap, it was almost mind-boggling. A "bargain" is something of reasonable quality for which you pay less than you might expect to pay. Nothing at Bargain Man was a "bargain" because you got what you paid for - crap, mostly made under what surely were slave labor conditions, much of which it was difficult to imagine who would buy it at all.
Bargain Man also sublet floor space for small shops run by caste-bound men from Gujarat working out their merchant dharma selling gold jewelry, luggage & umbrellas. At least half the stores in downtown Elizabeth are dharmic imperatives.
Conditions looked right for a rainbow, but none sighted.
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