Call me old fashioned, but I still love to shop in stores. I know it’s the age of Amazon and Wayfair and Chewy, but for me, nothing beats shopping in a brick and mortar store. And I can’t be the only one because I always have to wait in line to check out.

I can spend hours in a store, roaming the aisles, looking for things that will look great in my house, trying on clothes that I will love wearing or finding the perfect kitchen item to make cooking even more fun. I can touch it before I buy it. And when and if I find that special thing I will get to buy it and take it home to use immediately. Instant gratification. And even a little exercise.

Just the other day I was at a friend’s house and he got a delivery from He couldn’t believe that I still buy my cat food at a store when I can get it delivered right to my door. Yeah, it’s less convenient but I love that I go to a local business, Pet Country in Rhinebeck. The owners always greet me happily, they’re accommodating, and my money goes to a local business in a local community.

Most of my friends now have relationships with their UPS guy. They see him practically every day. He knows where and how they shop. I don’t even have a UPS guy. But that’s okay, I’ve already got plenty of friends.

So you can keep your online shopping and sit in your house or at your desk all day and spend away. I think I’ll get out for a while to do my shopping. And one more thing... if I’m the only one who feels this way, why is it always so hard to find a parking space?

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