A small chain reaction. The closed shop, the non-existent shop, the out of stock, the search for a kind of trading post amongst the high rise complex of a mall. The futile walk, the drawn out wait…and future date (now is not the time), the sojourn further south, into a market. The debate, the compromise, the defeat by legislation. The reluctant close of play. A scenario played out on a daily basis across the land, to varying degrees of significance. The weight of mortality measured against pragmatism and perspective.