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Lilacs in Miniature

Here in Britain supermarkets do some very clever marketing tricks to get you to make impulse purchases.  For example, they put chocolate bars on racks at the end of the checkout line so they are the last things you see in the shop.  Even if you resist the 'naughty aisle' full of cakes, cookies, and confectionery when shopping they get you on the way out. 


In the spring and summer months they have plants on big racks immediately outside the entrance to the shop.  You have no choice but to walk by these floral displays.  They get you coming and going! 


The scent pulled me in for a look as I entered the market to do some shopping.  At first I was strong, just took a deep sniff of lilac perfume and went in to finish my errands.  Now, here comes the ridiculous part of the story; I did my shopping, walked past the little lilac plants, and drove the eight miles home and put away the groceries... all the time wishing I'd bought that tiny lilac plant.  


I've come to learn that som…

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