Will you please thank Sarah Godfrey for her great article on what she too generously called the “crummy variety store” (“Crummy Variety Store,” 3/1)? That place has been a constant source of infuriation for me for years.

And yet, like many others, I experience some weird form of denial each time I need a bottle of shampoo, and I head blindly through the same doors I have cursed a hundred times on the way out. I have no one to blame but myself for continuing to patronize that place, but it was nice to see I’m not the only one with this weird addiction to frustration.

Arlington, Va.