Posts Tagged ‘convenience’


to do: wash windshield

Somewhere in suburbia, not so many summers ago, I lost a flipflop to the floor of a 7-Eleven near the Slurpee machines. As far as I know, it’s still glued there. The incident ruined, finally, my already bad relationship with the convenience store. Here in the metropolis, shouldn’t we support our neighborhood mom & pop purveyors of junk food? Isn’t that what they mean when they say “buy local”?

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The gas station store is an anomaly in Brooklyn. Mobil On The Run convenience store on Caton Avenue (catty-corner to the cemetery) has the further distinction of being large and clean, and having the occasional thing you need. (I don’t mean Krispy Kremes.) The store is a great setting for snapshots, too, because the fluorescent lights, so unflattering to human skin all 24 hours a day they shine, make the taquitos, air freshners, and chips, incredibly photogenic. You almost want to buy them.

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