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Friday, May 18, 2018

Metal Rather Than Leather

For exercise, I walked to uptown New Westminster this morning. There was no reason to duck into the London Drugs but I did check my blood pressure on the machine near their pharmacy department.

As I continued through the aisles which contained items from food to computers, I thought, "How neat!" It was as though I was walking through a physical Amazon. All the items were available for purchase here too. However, in the store, I could actually pick up the items and take a closer look. As we buy more products online, I wonder if this reaction will become more commonplace.

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Another little package from Amazon Canada did arrive in the afternoon. I got a replacement Swiss Army knife for the one taken at the Hong Kong airport last winter. When I boarded at Vancouver, I was assured it was permissible to carry the tiny knife onboard under the most-recent rules. Unfortunately, the border guard in HK didn't agree. It was in my pocket for more than halfway to my destination! I do like having a knife on my keychain. This time, I got a marginally larger one so I'll remember to put it in my luggage or leave it at home.

Also, my RFID-protection, metal wallet came. It is really just a card holder as I only keep a folded $20 bill for emergencies. One sometimes sits in my wallet for a whole year without being unfolded. When folded, plastic Canadian notes eventually get sharp creases which will prevent them from lying flat.


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