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Thanks for your recent article on CVS. Things are no better out here in the ‘burbs. This evening, I tried to buy some Suave liquid bath wash at the CVS in the Woodmoor shopping center in Silver Spring. But for some reason, it is kept in a locked glass case, along with bars of Dove and Ivory soap, at the end of an aisle with other toiletries.

“If you want some, I’ll have to call the man in charge,” said the cashier.

I looked at the long line of sour faces behind me. “That’s OK,” I replied. “I don’t have that long to live.”

Silver Spring, Md.