If I had wanted to be more involved, I could have made an appointment to bring a carload of stuff and then stay and haggle over the pricing of each item as the clerk listed them all on the computer. No way, for then I’d be losing all my silence, simplicity and solitude. You see, I’ve discovered that there is no silence when discussing money. And need I remind you that a great deal of simplicity has to do with “out of sight, out of mind”? Besides, all that time at the shop would replace an afternoon of solitude, one that I’m about to enjoy as soon as I post this.