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Not the store part. That I was looking for an ocarina.
The other night in another town I passed a store after 11PM on a not particularly busy street that was an “eyeglass” store.
Optometry. Why were they still open? Are there that many people close to midnight who suddenly think, “You know, I think I need a new pair of eyeglasses,” or “This night blindness is starting to drive me nuts. asics gel nimbus 14 hombre I need glasses now!” Or is it that they just stay open hoping, hoping, hoping for that one last sale? Many stores here, particularly restaurants, but others as well, stay open till all hours, I think, because that’s their home.