It was spring 1982, and I had recently moved to the Upper West Side. I had brought my beloved clock radio, a gift from my mother in 1968, with me.
After unpacking, I discovered that, sadly, it was no longer working. I took it to a repair shop a few blocks away.
The man there looked it over carefully, tweaking its buttons. After a moment he announced regretfully that he could not fix it.
“But I’ll tell you what you can do,” he said.
I awaited my instructions eagerly.
“Make a right out of the store,” he said. “Go to the corner and make a left. When you get to the end of the block, you’ll see a trash can. Drop it in.”
— Jessica Lauria
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Source : https://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/24/nyregion/metropolitan-diary.html191