Friday June 5, 2020

Off Message: Under lockdown, it’s the little things that matter

Living under effective house arrest means appreciating online shopping, and those wonderful moments of anticipation when the doorbell rings, signifying the arrival of your latest must-have purchase

Nadine O’Regan

Arts Editor and Columnist

@nadineoregan
10th May, 2020
The delivery of an online shopping purchase is fast becoming a highlight of my non-eventful days. Picture: Getty

When I was a kid, there was a guy who used to arrive at our house every Friday. His name was John, but our family rarely used it when talking about him, because John had a title that was far more important. To us, John was The Video Man: the guy who rented us VHS tapes of the latest releases from Hollywood.

John had films like Top Gun, Gremlins and The Goonies stuffed into his...

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