Went off to celebrate independence day like a true American. Sought meaning in the big box stores. Couldn’t believe CostCo was closed. When the going gets rough, go shopping. It’s a lesson it has taken me a lifetime to learn. CostCo is great. They have over-sized shopping carts. A forty pound bag of IAMS tucks into a corner of the jumbo CostCo cart. Plenty of room left for an iPod or a radial arm saw.
I blame the unions. CostCo must have closed because they didn’t want to pay holiday overtime. Whole Foods was open. I rest my case.
here’s some links…
IN THIS INCISIVE BOOK, Michel de Certeau considers the uses to which social
representation and modes of social behavior are put by individuals and groups, and describes
the tactics available to the ordinary person for reclaiming autonomy from the all-pervasive
forces of commerce, politics, and culture.
Our Houses, Our Selves, by Sandra Tsing Loh