|My local thrift store. Photo courtesy 2nd Mile Center|
I can't tell you the last time I was in a department store, let alone a Macy's at lunch hour, with the big Wanamaker's organ playing in the background and an anthill worth of people milling around. Why do those stores always feel like it's Christmas?
It stopped me for a second. All the stuff was just overwhelming, and I realized as we continued our walk that the extent of my shopping in the last few years has been for food or fabric, or at thrift stores. Being inside an actual, huge retail establishment was weirdly disorienting.
|Macy's at Christmas. Photo courtesy Getty Images.|