I have a fetish for supermarkets. When I visit a different country, one of my most favorite activities is to visit their local supermarket. For me it’s one of the most practical anthropological studies one can conduct. I just got back from a recent to Los Angeles, and besides family and friends, shopping and food, supermarket shopping is one of my favorite pastimes in the city.
My recent anthropological studies show that supermarkets in LA (mainly Trader Joes, Whole Foods) have perfected a technique to sell food which appears to be almost homemade, and packaged in a way that looks extremely healthy. This outer appearance of their products makes A. the shopping experience so much more delightful and B. gives you the feeling (erroneous or not) that what you are eating is actually healthier for you.
Back to Israel. I really do love my life here (sans the major missing the fam), and what I’ve come to appreciate is that my quality of life here is on par if not exceeding the quality of life...
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