June 27th, 2003

Me 2012

Skated Again

Yesterday, Lut and I went to Wal-Mart to buy staples (read: Diet Coke) and to buy me safety gear to go with my skates. Lut said, "Are you sure Wal-Mart will have it?" and suggested that we could try the sporting goods store nearby instead.

I declined. The reason I didn't buy knee/elbow pads or a helmet when I got my skates 10 years ago is that, at the sporting store where I got the skates, a full assortment of protective gear ran about $80-$100. At the time, I bought wrist/hand protectors for $20 or so, and figured I'd be careful. Well, last few times I'd looked, I hadn't even been able to find those, so I figured it was time for me to address the whole safety issue. Preferably, cheaply. "Wal-Mart sells bikes and skates. I'm sure they sell safety gear for 'em, too."

We roam the length of Wal-Mart, looking for the sporting goods section, and then the breadth of sporting goods, looking for skates, though I figured they might be with skateboard or bikes, too. Turned out they stocked just one item that was anything like what I was like for, and they only had package of it.
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