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"Tales of a Scorched Coffee Pot" - K9

21 Sep 2023 17 minute read 0 comments jasonmcgathey

Small, crowded aisles glimpsed via arial view   “I don’t know what’s got into Corey,” Johnny grouses to Edgar, a rare cloudy sentiment coming from him. “I think that new promotion’s gone straight to his head!” Edgar doesn’t agree or anything,...

"Tales of a Scorched Coffee Pot" - J9

20 Sep 2023 24 minute read 0 comments jasonmcgathey

workers unknowingly surrounding a soiled conference table   Of course, that which is initially perceived as pretty fuckin funny, it can eventually become a concept which others will eventually wrap their heads around, too. It starts somewhere...

"Tales of a Scorched Coffee Pot" - I9

19 Sep 2023 13 minute read 0 comments jasonmcgathey

Sections 10–16 of the Southside beer empire   Prior to that day that Valerie slipped him a beer, Edgar had only tried drinking here on one other occasion. He’s trying his best to take this job seriously, plus this is just not something that peop...

"Tales of a Scorched Coffee Pot" - H9

18 Sep 2023 13 minute read 0 comments jasonmcgathey

Should have maybe gone public with a deli salad index fund   Though already having proven himself something of a manic madman, deli merchandiser Pat DiStazio is at least an entertaining one. The question of how long it is before he completely...

"Tales of a Scorched Coffee Pot" - G9

17 Sep 2023 9 minute read 0 comments jasonmcgathey

Healthy Shopper wine section AFTER two significant size reductions   Wholesale changes continue unabated at Palmyra. Then again, this is the nature of the beast pretty much everywhere, which leads Edgar to wondering where this phrase even came f...

"Tales of a Scorched Coffee Pot" - F9

16 Sep 2023 13 minute read 0 comments jasonmcgathey

Healthy Shopper “conference” room, though often used as a product repository   Trade show weeks have a distinct summer school vibe about them. Roughly once per quarter, Duane, the merchandisers, Corey and maybe one or two other select individu...

"Tales of a Scorched Coffee Pot" - E9

15 Sep 2023 8 minute read 0 comments jasonmcgathey

Love your local help, too! Like from the closed down market across town.   They have begun to refer to it as The Curse of the Employee Newsletter. Even as when Valerie took over this job from Barbara, they switched from black and white to full c...

"Tales of a Scorched Coffee Pot" - D9

14 Sep 2023 10 minute read 0 comments jasonmcgathey

Their smallest but no less fierce battleground   The hottest take on the streets has it that Karen Hatley is a bitch. This is what virtually all the employees say, particularly those a safe distance removed from her. But Edgar doesn’t believe...

"Tales of a Scorched Coffee Pot" - C9

13 Sep 2023 10 minute read 0 comments jasonmcgathey

Healthy Hippie mural in early stages   Christie Marsh is the next to exit, putting in her two weeks’ notice shortly after this incident. Though insisting the timing is coincidental, she does confess to Edgar that even she had never really like...

"Tales of a Scorched Coffee Pot" - B9

12 Sep 2023 10 minute read 0 comments jasonmcgathey

Healthy Shopper Market meat case   Following that whole Inside Scoop phone call from Scott Wickander, and the controversy over removing dates from products — a charge Corey denied, incidentally — the bosses learned that this wasn’t even necess...