Jerry Zezima: Supermarket driving test
When you are my age (old enough to know better), your driving skills have probably diminished so much that you can barely operate the simplest of vehicles. I refer, of course, to shopping carts. Since I am the designated cart driver when I go grocery shopping with my wife, Sue, I have devised a test to help you safely navigate your local supermarket. I came up with the idea when Sue and I went shopping recently and encountered so many rude, reckless and maddeningly clueless cart operators that they all should have been pulled over, given a hefty ticket and had their driver’s licenses suspended...
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My worst moment: Julia Stiles and the grocery thief who was actually her costar
For the first two seasons of the conspiracy thriller “Riviera” on the Sundance Now streaming platformAt the start of Season 3, however, Stiles’ character has extricated herself from this family and relocated to London where she teaches art history. “She’s trying to get back to some sense of normalcy,” said Stiles. “And then in walks Gabriel Hirsch, played by Rupert Graves, and he offers her a job that she can’t refuse, which promises more adventure than what she is currently doing. They go to Venice and they’re trying to track down a Picasso that had been stolen and is being sold on the black ...
Toilet paper shelves again left bare, as grocery store shoppers worry about Washington restrictions
SEATTLE — In announcing new statewide restrictions aimed at reducing the spike in COVID-19 cases, Gov. Jay Inslee on Sunday urged people not to hoard “supplies.”“Buying up everything really hurts everybody,” Inslee said, “and there’s no necessity of it right now.”But while the man didn’t specifically call out toilet paper, the toilet paper sure did call to shoppers.At some Seattle stores on Sunday, in a throwback to earlier days of the pandemic, people were already buying up stacks of bathroom tissue, which seems to turn to spun gold when things look grim.Costco ran out of the stuff over the w...
The Seattle Times
We're in the middle of a pandemic. Don't feel guilty about your guilty pleasures.
I’ve spent a lot of time sitting around this year. That’s what you do during a pandemic, if you care about yourself and the survival of an entire civilization. You just sit around.You go to work and then you come home or, if you’re fortunate, you work from home and then move to the other side of the couch in a feeble, fruitless attempt to pretend that a phrase like “off the clock” means anything. Grocery shopping is a countdown-worthy activity like Mets games and day trips to Philadelphia once were, back when we had things and places.I watched a lot of TV this year, too. There was nothing else...
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