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Home Hardware quietly announced they were shutting down the post office so they could make room to sell everything—even the kitchen sink. Of course, I thought I would still be slipping over to buy household items, but it doesn’t seem to be happening. My consumer habits altered overnight.
Sometimes to meet my husband’s post office requirements, I find myself in Shopper’s Drug Mart where I trudge past racks of enticing paperbacks and endless shelves of junk food to line up at the back corner of the store beside pharmaceuticals. I haven't bought anything yet.
Other times I drive a little further and end up in Zeller’s. Their Post Office is right at the front of the store and manned by a wonderfully experienced and pleasant woman who knows everything about the post office. There is never a line-up more than two people long because she is so efficient.
Last time I was mailing something I picked up a new electric kettle to replace the one leaking all over my counter. It was on sale probably a few dollars cheaper than the same model at Home Hardware. I’d still rather shop at Home Hardware, but I just never seem to be there anymore.