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"Tales of a Scorched Coffee Pot" - C5

17 Aug 2023 8 minute read 0 comments jasonmcgathey

A mere 1/30th of the Beer Ambassador’s display space. At Southside.   This isn’t to suggest that Palmyra has cornered the market on personnel — or personality — struggles. Naturally, after months of relative calm, many of these bombshells just...

"Tales of a Scorched Coffee Pot" - B5

14 Aug 2023 8 minute read 0 comments jasonmcgathey

mayhem for sale by the ounce   Getting a handle on this bulk madness is presumably one of the reasons Duane asked Harry to come up with a list of what each store is carrying. The results were evidently not quite what Duane had in mind, though, f...

“Tales of a Scorched Coffee Pot” — A5

10 Aug 2023 5 minute read 0 comments jasonmcgathey

C alone is so confusing, it warrants four letters.   The eighth column in the new items spreadsheet is dedicated to a simple flag, to mark whether the product in question is packaged or random weight. The number 1 is placed in this column if so,...

"Tales of a Scorched Coffee Pot" - A4

7 Aug 2023 8 minute read 0 comments jasonmcgathey

When you open your eyes, you’ll see that life is cubicle.   Modern efficiencies can be great, if that saved time is put to good use. This is one of the things Glenda thinks about often, as she’s humming along entering invoices, in her island of...

"Tales of a Scorched Coffee Pot" - L3

3 Aug 2023 7 minute read 0 comments jasonmcgathey

standard Beer Hipster ambush location   Nearly two months after that lone time hanging out together, the night of Dave’s band performance, Brady randomly asks Edgar if he wants to go grab some beers. It’s a Friday at the end of October, and whil...

"Tales of a Scorched Coffee Pot" - K3

31 Jul 2023 12 minute read 0 comments jasonmcgathey

Organic dust atop some premium wines   The personnel nightmares continue unabated at Palmyra, which demand far greater attention than anywhere else. As much as can ever be the case in this high overturn industry, the other two locations remain s...

"Tales of a Scorched Coffee Pot" - J3

28 Jul 2023 8 minute read 0 comments jasonmcgathey

Ground zero for many epic yet ridiculous battles “I like Christie, don’t get me wrong. But…” It’s amazing how many conversations start out this way, Edgar’s thinking. As Arnie begins to rant in what amounts to a slightly elevated whisper, up h...

"Tales of a Scorched Coffee Pot" I3

25 Jul 2023 15 minute read 0 comments jasonmcgathey

The emails continue between Edgar and Tonya on a frequent if not daily basis. At no point does he ever mention doing anything socially with her again, nor does she. Until a handful of weeks have gone by and out of the blue it’s 2:30 in the aft...

"Tales of a Scorched Coffee Pot" - H3

21 Jul 2023 7 minute read 0 comments jasonmcgathey

    Well, Tonya Flaherty never called him that Friday. Or at any other point. However, the highly entertaining email exchanges continue unfettered, such as when Edgar inquires about this line of incense which mysteriously appears in expected...

"Tales of a Scorched Coffee Pot" - G3

17 Jul 2023 9 minute read 0 comments jasonmcgathey

IT professional’s wheelhouse. Not so much the pricing coordinator.   Well, Edgar thinks with a wry smirk, it’s funny how the technology is bullshit to certain people, most of the time…except when maybe they want a project knocked out in lightn...