Ever taken a liking to a product, only to find, a short time later, it’s discontinued?! Well, that’s the story of my life…
Gerry, my husband, has been away for a few days — he went to Quebec last Thursday, to see his sons. He came back, safe and sound, yesterday afternoon, but was tired, of course, after the long drive.
I’d asked him to check the bigger drug stores and/or Hudson’s Bay for a perfume — we don’t have Hudson’s Bay here in Saint John, in fact, now there’s is non in the whole province, since the one in Moncton shut down! I’m really not much of a perfume person, but throughout the years there have been a few that I’ve liked … to wear just a tiny bit …like a whiff. Most of the ones I have liked are either discontinued or I don’t like them any more.
On my way back from Sweden, last Fall, I was roaming the tax free shop at Reykjavik’s airport Keflavik. Spotted an old favourite … NOA, had a little squirt and realized I still loved it as much as before. Didn’t buy it, though … I felt like I’d already spent so much during the four weeks I’d travelled, so I just let it be. Back here, I started looking for it after a while, but here in Saint John, it was nowhere to be found.
In any event, miraculously, it hasn’t been taken out of production [yet], because Gerry found it right away in a drug store there in Quebec.
I don’t know why it is that way …if it’s my taste or what 😆 A few posts back, I wrote something about cheese cake and Costco. Well … that’s gone from Costco now! That’s not an entirely bad thing. We’d taken a liking to a Quiche Lorraine — also in Costco. That’s GONE! They won’t make it any more! I could make a much longer list of things in the grocery stores that just disappear! The worst is the lingonberry sauce they had for a while, which I loved … now it’s nowhere to be found. I even wrote an email to the manufacturer, but never heard a word back. I knew that this would happen, so I bought quite a few and still have three bottles left, but still … it’s maddening!
It’s Tuesday, hence I have the TV-series Homeland to look forward to. I find it both fascinating and intriguing in some odd way, but so far I haven’t heard anybody else of my online buddies who watches it.