Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

27 Apr 2004, 12:59 p.m.

Shopping Is Hard; Let's Do Math

Hi, reader. I wrote this in 2004 and it's now more than five years old. So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it! I'm keeping this up for historical archive purposes, but the me of today may 100% disagree with what I said then. I rarely edit posts after publishing them, but if I do, I usually leave a note in italics to mark the edit and the reason. If this post is particularly offensive or breaches someone's privacy, please contact me.

I spent my first 21 years hating shopping for clothes. I still find shopping laborious, not fun. But recently I've begun dressing more professionally for work as part of my "don't work in customer support forever" career plan. So I am acquiring new items.

Yesterday, after a blah day at work, I wandered for the first time into the San Francisco Centre, a creepy mall in the middle of downtown SF. Curved escalators! Too many floors! To its credit, its bottom floor connects to the Powell Street BART/Muni station to expedite fleeing.