Oh great box store!

I go into my local supermarket and ask if they carry tennis balls. They guy says “probably not”, but I should check aisle 10. There, they had full size basketballs, footballs, ping-pong balls, Nerf balls, etc. No tennis balls. Another store had min-volleyballs, something I’ve never seen before. Go figure. Who goes to a supermarket to buy a basketball? Sure, those big “bouncy” balls, for kids, but really.

On the way home from softball I’m singing along to Jonathan Richman’s song Corner Store, where he tells how he loves and misses his old, well, corner store. I sing along, and then pull into the Target parking lot to pick up that can of tennis balls.


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