Technology-based shopping…

You kids today. Why, when I was your age we had these things called stores. And we had to travel to the stores on our own dime, they never came to us. Except for the Sears catalog, which had its charms though mail order could be … limited. And we liked it that way.

Now it seems we’re prohibited by law from buying in stores things that are freely available online. Must be an improvement – it’s modern.

Of course when it comes to buying things you’re going to wear on your body, mail-order hasn’t changed that much – it’s almost guaranteed not to fit. So I’ve* discovered an online source of amputee supplies I really have no excuse for not knowing about all along, have actually purchased a single stump sock and a single nylon sheath from it, and when they arrive – at least two weeks from now – I’ll be able to adjust my order if necessary and make a bigger bulk buy. There will be whole, untorn, non-threadbare stumpsocks this summer!


*And by “I,” I mean Landlady.

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5 Responses to Technology-based shopping…

  1. Ben says:

    Indeed the Sears catalog was the very first Amazon. It’s sort of a shame that they didn’t change with the times and thus faded into history. The Sears Catalog, the “wish book”, is part of American culture. It’s the source of many toilet paper jokes, and who can forget “The man on page 602”?

    The johnsonsmith catalog was an indelible part of my childhood. To a young boy, that little newsprint volume was full of wondrousness things, magic tricks, whoopy cushions, “massive” carbide cannons and thousands of other things that I could either not afford or were certain to be vetoed by my parents. They promised delivery in “six to eight weeks”.

  2. Mike says:

    Glad that you have found a work-around for this problem. Personally, I’m getting a little tired of the pretense that some stores use when refusing to sell a product. I’ve come to the conclusion that, while I want to shop and support local merchants, there are limits. When I have run into issues like this or the service is pour I simply smile, tell the clerk that Amazon calls and leave.

  3. Jeffersonian says:

    The Almighty Internets Shall Provide

  4. Bob says:

    How can I get one of those belts? And only $18.00!

  5. Waepnedmann says:

    Cali laws:
    Fly and wasp traps are VERBOTEN to purhase on the internet.
    The very same ones I can buy at the local hardware store (when they have any in stock).
    Tritium rifle sights are also Verboten as is gopher poison and pre-emergent herbicde that acutally works
    I know good, God-fearing church folk who smuggle such things across the border from Oregon and coommune with their savior on the sabbath without qualms.
    Now that we can’t buy ammo without Sauron’s approval, I wonder how many armed gards are going to man the Agricultural Inspection Stations at the border crossings that now insure out of state fruit is not smuggled into Cali?

To the stake with the heretic!