johnsu01 (johnsu01) wrote,

The War on Matches

At 10:30pm tonight, I had an urgent need to light some Cognac on fire.

But I had no matches, only a lighter. It felt a little risky reaching into a deep pot with a lighter to start a fire.

So I went out to buy some matches. First to the Walgreen's next door. Then to the CVS. Then to Kappy's (that's a very large liquor store that also sells cigarettes). Go fish. I ended up having to go to Shaw's.

Why does nobody sell matches anymore? I asked at every place -- including at the CVS, when I was standing with the salesman right in front of a pile of charcoal bags and grills.

Tags: capitalism, cooking, diary, matches, shopping
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