So it used to be that shopping by mail order or on the internet was an unusual occurrence and that only the brave (or foolhardy, depending on your perspective) undertook it.  Now it seems shopping IRL*  is the unusual activity.  And with the way businesses have set themselves up now, there is no real reason not to shop online.  I mean it has become so easy that we now have completely unrealistic expectations.  Read the rest of this entry »