Wednesday, March 5, 2008

I'll say it once, and I'll say it one more time, but no more after that

When I buy consumable things such as groceries and toiletries, I tend to buy them in pairs. I think this might have started as a logical way of having to visit the grocery store (or their website) only half as often. Buying tubes of toothpaste in pairs not only means you only have to buy toothpaste half as frequently, but also half the time you already have another tube ready if you happen to run out. But now I think it's just habit. I don't even think about it much anymore. I was in Safeway (yes, the physical store—I know, shocking) the other day, and I picked up two sticks of antiperspirant before I even noticed it or thought about what might happen if I ran out. In another year or two this will probably just become an integral part of my peculiarity matrix, and I won't even remember that there was a start to it all.

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