I am not a retail-therapy kind of person, as a rule. I don’t like shopping. I don’t like shopping for clothes, I don’t like shopping for shoes, I don’t like shopping for electronics, or apartments, or plane tickets, or even groceries. I do not like shopping.
What I do like, though, is the cultural experience of Goodwill. And the cultural experience of an unfamiliar grocery store. And sunshine! Especially when everything is terrible.
So, we took a walk to the big Goodwill, where there was a very exciting Glitter Sale! happening. There was a camera man interviewing people about their experience shopping at a Goodwill Sale. So that happened.
I bought coffee cups. When we had a house guest the other week, I remembered that we only have 2 coffee cups. Goodwill is the solution to this problem! One of them has a giraffe on it!
On our way home (after dim sum, where I sat in ‘the decider’s seat,’ as Ruth calls it, and ordered too much food), we stopped at Mr. Pie’s favorite seller of Asian vegetables. We bought eggplant, and a giant bottle of rice vinegar. And I made an impulse purchase of persimmons.
I had never eaten a persimmon before! Scandalous, I suppose. But… All those warnings about bitterness, and they’re so squishy…
And kind of awesome! I got Fuyus, which are more approachable (edible un-squishy), and also allegedly more bland. I think I’m going to make a persimmon tart with some of them, or perhaps persimmon butter? Either way, I am definitely going back for more.
I’m going to call this one a retail therapy win, which is a rare thing in my world.