Wow, why is this store so crowded? I guess Christmas shopping started early this year. (Note to self: avoid all stores until January; learn how to forage for food in the wild.)
While I’m here it wouldn’t hurt to check the nuts, spices and stuff section. Yes! Baby! I picked up the lonely bag of cacao nibs that had been waiting for rescue.
I surveyed other items…I could use a mini silicone whisk for my morning matcha ritual. My next experiment will be between stainless steel and silicone. Hmm…should I or shouldn’t I try my luck with the shopping cart obstacle course? What are the chances a mini silicone whisk is even available? I haven’t found one mini enough yet…. Nope, I’m happy with my cacao nibs.
Proceed directly to the checkout line. Do not stop at the shiny things. Or the other shiny things. A portable charger! I could use one of those! Especially one that is housed in a plush feathery purple pompom! No. Put it down and step away from the electronics section.
Really, is shoving necessary? Where did all these people come from? Of course. Black Friday.
I smiled at my impulses and those that are packing every store in the Western world, not to mention the virtual world…why do we want so much stuff? More stuff, better stuff, the newest stuff. I made my way past countless awesome inventions and variations on the mousetrap that would undoubtedly make my life better and lead to untold levels of happiness.
All I need is the cacao-nibs-happiness-level. That’s my suggestion for the upper triangle tip of Maslow’s hierarchy of needs. I’m sure he’d agree if he’d had the chance to try them.