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I Think Generic Brands Work Just Fine

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    I buy generic cereal, cheese, whipped cream, pain and antacid medication, cough drops, bandages, soy sauce, teriyaki sauce, garlic, peppercorns, salad dressing, mayo, batteries, flatware, shirts, pants, socks, underwear, paper towels, toilet paper, deoderant, toothpaste, gas...
    mononoaware mononoaware 26-30, M Nov 19, 2012

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