Nowadays, you almost need a scorecard to keep up with the number of celebrities and politicians being forced to apologize for past misdeeds. Well, OK, mostly it’s men who are unable to keep their eyes on the road and their hands to themselves.
In parts of the world where people savor the good life, they are aghast at how we “do” lunch—namely, eating at our desks, or eating-while-driving, or not eating at all. Instead many of us devote our lunches to a one-hour, frantic scavenger hunt for our “to-do” lists.
Once upon a time, there were no malls, no super Wal-Marts, no online shopping. If you wanted to buy or sell, or see a doctor, or borrow a library book, you headed to the center of the community where you lived. In other words, you headed downtown.