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,of course. They’re everywhere.“Excuse me,” I said to the woman behind me one morning in the queue at Dunkin’ Donuts. “I’m currently asking strangers to make all my decisions. Would you mind picking out a dozen doughnuts for me?”“I’ll order two, but then you’re on your own,” she said.“Never mind.”Everyone knows the first two doughnuts are the easy ones.“I’ll do it, but you’ll have to tell me
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