my friend gary once student emails
"Larry REALLY REALLY misses shopping.
We store our food on shelves in the
basement I said I'd tape price stickers
on the items and sit behind a little desk
with my calculator and he could peruse
the shelves pick out food pay me for it
and I'd bag it for him. He wanted to know
if I was going to price gouge him. I said
there'd be a whole price range of items.
12 cents for a can of oyster soup (ugh),
3 cents for a can of spam, and all the way
up to 13 dollars for a can of chili (yum)
9 dollars for a bottle of jalapenos. He
decided not to play shopping, but we both
got a big laugh" nancy another former
student wrote him the game might relieve
her husband's boredom: "Let's do Laundry"
and "Let's do Dishes" were falling pretty flat.
2020 Jacqueline Jackson