I had to run some errands on this lovely partly cloudy day:

• I stopped first at Fingerprints Records to pick up the new Lloyd Cole CD (“Music In a Foreign Language”)…very good, mellow, typical Lloyd, but that’s a good thing.

• Then it was to Rite Aid for saline solution and M3Power blades (They really do work better. And they vibrate. Bonus).

• Finally, it was to Baja Fresh for dinner to go.

At each location, I smiled at the person waiting on me and said “Yes, please” or “Thank you” after each question or transaction. The only response I got was a “Sure” from the guy at Rite Aid. No reaction or reciprocal “thanks” from anywhere else.

I’ve decided this must mean that thanking customers is so 1987.

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John C. Hughes

John C. Hughes began his Lost in the ’80s blog in 2005 and is now proud to be a member of the Popdose family, where he’s introduced LIT80s’s companions, the obviously named Lost in the ’70s and Lost in the ’90s, alongside the slightly more originally named Why You Should Like…

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