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"Tales of a Scorched Coffee Pot" - E7

1 Sep 2023 6 minute read 0 comments jasonmcgathey

Pile it high and watch the buddy rings fly!   With everything else going on, Liberty Avenue has been even more neglected than usual of late. Sure, they have gotten their token peace offering of a hot food case, but that gain is probably more tha...

"Tales of a Scorched Coffee Pot" - A6

31 Aug 2023 9 minute read 0 comments jasonmcgathey

Site of secret field studies in concentration ability   Well okay, now she has officially seen just about everything. As Glenda Jackson is opening the latest manila folder from Liberty Avenue, what tumbles out is not only the expected modest sta...

"Tales of a Scorched Coffee Pot" - L5

30 Aug 2023 6 minute read 0 comments jasonmcgathey

Some actual meat products in the meat department   The structure of the deli here is unique as far as grocery stores are concerned, and each of these stores in turn remains totally different from one another. It isn’t just that the meat depart...

"Tales of a Scorched Coffee Pot" - K5

29 Aug 2023 5 minute read 0 comments jasonmcgathey

Healthy Shopper Market bulk bins   Though Craig Willis was able to successfully deflect Pierre’s attempts at forcing him to work weekends, he is nonetheless cajoled into driving up to Palmyra and helping their grocery department, for one full da...

"Tales of a Scorched Coffee Pot" - J5

28 Aug 2023 8 minute read 0 comments jasonmcgathey

Health & Beauty for hearty wholesome hippies   They begin moving into the Walnut location on the first, which gives them a month to get this operation up and running. Under normal circumstances, this would be nowhere near enough time, but unlike...

"Tales of a Scorched Coffee Pot" - I5

27 Aug 2023 11 minute read 0 comments jasonmcgathey

Cut in someone’s house, perhaps, but not this one.   As they begin moving into the Walnut location, it makes perfect sense to roll this into a company-wide rearrangement. Palmyra’s produce manager, Johnny, has requested a transfer to work in W...

"Tales of a Scorched Coffee Pot" - H5

25 Aug 2023 10 minute read 0 comments jasonmcgathey

site of the latest price related intrigue   Some conspiracy theory type cashier, a thirtysomething dude that’s been with the company for maybe three weeks, sticks a post-it note to the monitor up in Palmyra’s office which reads, Friends: be care...

"Tales of a Scorched Coffee Pot" - F5

23 Aug 2023 7 minute read 0 comments jasonmcgathey

Healthy Shopper Market’s quasi-mountain outpost   Walnut is a city of approximately 40,000, located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The interstate neatly cleaves it into two distinct sections, one of which is modern and heavy wit...

"Tales of a Scorched Coffee Pot" - E5

22 Aug 2023 6 minute read 2 comments jasonmcgathey

As much wine as would fit in the frame   Out here in the wild and woolly retail landscape, it’s often unclear whether keeping these incidents to oneself is the right thing to do. You could certainly advance a valid argument that sweeping somethi...

"Tales of a Scorched Coffee Pot" - D5

21 Aug 2023 7 minute read 0 comments jasonmcgathey

Sections 2–18 of the Southside beer empire   The last week of the year, Southside and Palmyra both finally hit their magical $100K mark for the first time. Duane is on the floor at both locations, handing out $100 bills as promised to every em...