i walked down the street in my old hood the other day, only to find my old grocery store gone, and a new one being built in its grave.
it was not a fancy grocery store, but it was floors above your basic corner market. you could sometimes find kalamata olives or feta cheese there if you were lucky. it smelled like a grocery store. they had cheap beer, when i still enjoyed drinking cheap beer.
i was struck by the contrast when annie and i went to dominick’s last night, and it didn’t smell like anything. because everything is wrapped up in plastic and neatly packaged. it’s a funny thing. would you rather have your grocer smell like food? or like nothing? i’d prefer food, but not rotting food. just a real smell, not some wrapped up stuff.
it was a small grocery store, but it had everything you needed, and the good smelling market towards latino purple lavendar smelling windex, which is way cheaper and more effective and better smelling than that method bullshit. i know method is good. i like the products, i’m just bitter. and i kind of despise dominicks. why not at least a jewel? i feel like dominick’s has whole foods prices without the good cheese.
so i guess that’s what people who live in my old apartment have to look foward to. good thing i live so close to a grocery store now.