@Jade I came back to edit my post when I remembered you were talking to me. I tried to quote it again but couldn't figure out how to do so. I didn't want you to think I was ignoring you. I'm glad you got the book and enjoyed it so much. Who was your favorite character?
i think she felt sorry for me because she knew i didn't have much of a female wardrobe at the time, and i wore a rather thin jacket that all my then-co-workers would remark on and ask how i wasn't freezing, and i'd always have to explain that it's much warmer than it looks.
it does amuse me that for some odd legal reason, presumably related to that, rite aid can't call itself rite aid pharmacy anymore. now it's just rite aid, with the word pharmacy underneath and in small print "DEPARTMENT WITHIN"