I was standing at my bathroom sink, contemplating my Q-Tips. I love cleaning my ears with q-tips. I know, I know, you're not supposed to do that. I don't care, I love it.
Anyhow, I digress. I'm standing there, contemplating all that cotton-swabbity-goodness, when I realize that I'm on my last new pair of disposable contact lenses. Once I put these suckers in, that's it, game over, all done.
Now I have health insurance, including a vision plan, and I've already used it on the 6 months of lenses I just used. But I remember when I got the boxes, finding out how much they were, and not finding that particularly expensive.
So, I reasoned, when the time came, I'd just buy some more on my own.
As I stood there not cotton-swabbing my ears, I realized this was going to be a hassle. I had to find time to go over to the mall, go to the vision place where I'd got my eye exam, my glasses, and my lenses. Bleh.
Then I remembered that I knew of a place you could order lenses online. What's more, I was pretty sure they even had an app. BONUS! Plus, I could even set it up to use Apple Pay from my phone.
So as I stood there, without cotton-swabs in my ears, without underpants on, I totally did that chore, in like 2 minutes. Download app, scan contact lens boxes, apply thumbprint - DONE.
I know that people often bemoan the demise of the brick-and-mortar store, the little artisanal boutique, all that jazz. And don't mistake me, I do too. I like browsing in tiny unique shops. But I do love the huge machine that enables me to get what I want, with ease, regardless of how much clothing I'm wearing or ear cleaning I'm about to do at the time.