‘The Quietest Hour of Consumption in Nebraska’

An empty Kmart is a beautiful thing…”

We stumbled across an essay by Kate Bingaman, who runs the design meets i-like-shopping site ObsessiveConsumption The piece is an ode to the Kmart superstore closing down, a place she used to frequent late-nights to help get her to sleep. She writes:

    I wandered the office supply aisles and ran my hand over the loose leaf paper, plastic binders and picked up and put down packs of Bic pens. So much product on sale. So many things that I really didn’t need.”

Since Kmart closed, Kate’s moved on to Walgreens.

It’s a nice read: “Attention Kmart Shoppers: The Closing of a beloved friend.”

Previously: We’re OCD for ObsessiveConsumption.com!

Want more consumer news? Visit our parent organization, Consumer Reports, for the latest on scams, recalls, and other consumer issues.