My secret weapon? Surgical-strike shopping
Full Throttle Jan 25, 2016


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The other day I stumbled across a pointed warning on an Internet car-buying site: a car cannot be returned like items in a department store. Once you take delivery, it’s yours. Now, depending where you live, that might be the case. More importantly, however, being an exchange-happy, paranoid female, the remark seemed clearly directed at me. Perhaps my days of giggling at gift-shopping guys are over. Indeed, every Christmas Eve I’ve witnessed grown men – squinting, disoriented – standing at the perfume counter, surreptitiously sniffing the saleswoman’s neck.

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