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My Most Ambitious Feat Thus Far

Cart + microwave.jpg + m15.jpg = REHEATING AT HOME!

In our first visit to the supermarket, I had bought microwavable popcorn and oatmeal forgetting that our bare kitchen didn’t even have a microwave.

Still possessed by an acute sense of stinginess, I left this morning en route to 43rd and 1st Ave to pick up a $30 microwave I had seen on Craigslist. I figured I would go pick it up and bring it back by subway, because taking a cab to transport it would increase its price to $40. To make my plan work, I needed to get a shopping/laundry cart, which a lot of people in NY seem to have. I purchased one from my always reliable, always cheap, 99 cent store. As I was riding the subway, it became clear to me that all the stairs and turnstiles would make my little trip back impossible.

Much to my luck, the lady that sold me the microwave suggested I take the M15 bus, which would take me pretty close to our place. So there I went on my merry way to the bus stop, with the microwave in a box; the box, in turn, mounted on my newly purchased shopping cart.

All in all, the bus ride back was pretty uneventful, with the exception of the old man who angrily hit my cart with a cane on his way out.


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