ashleys favorite grocery store in hollywood was Jons

not to be confused with Vons

in fact one reason she liked it so much was because the logo and name seemed to be ripping off Vons, however inside the store was what she called “a ghetto” version of the supermarket chain.

i was at a Jons last night and yes the store is smaller than its competitor, the parking lot is tinier, and there are less aisles, but when the store manager saw that there were lots of people waiting in line for the two open lanes, he turned on the light of the express lane and opened it up. “no need to wait,” he said when i thanked him.

all i was there to purchase was some body wash – sorry, “shower gel”, while the woman in front of me (the woman so large she needed a cane) plopped two 40 ouncers and a bottle of a pre-made cocktail onto the conveyor belt. and a bag of chips.

i took a picture for the world and wondered why anyone would want such a collection of food and beverages for dinner.

when i got home i received a phone call from someone very dear to me

and when i was finished with the conversation, i understood.

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