Memories Of Back-To-School Shopping

Back to School Shopping memories from the ThoughtCatalog Producer

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The last two weeks of August means fall is right around the corner. With it, school. And going back to school means back-to-school shopping. It’s a nationwide event.

When I was in in school, my mom would drive me and my brother to Staples with the list of supplies we needed to get. Notebooks, pencils, pens, folders, binders, looseleaf paper — the works. The school would usually mail out a checklist. “Hope you had a wonderful summer! It’s time to go back to school. Education is important! Make sure to get the following items! Don’t waste your money if you’re planning to cut class!” Okay, that last part never made it on to the newsletters.

If you Google “back to school” there are websites advertising sales all over the internet, excluding the 1986 movie, Back To School. Walmart, Staples, Amazon, Target, Kohls, JCPenney…

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