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The Secret Lives of Convenience Store Clerks

In Improbable Mutterings on January 28, 2011 at 1:46 pm

"Want to live the high life, baby?"

My favourite neighbourhood convenience store in Toronto is clean, well-stocked, and diverse in its offerings. In atmosphere, if not in appearance, it reminds me of a 21st-century “general store,” the kind you only find in small towns or in the sepia photographs of colonial periods. It’s a retailer, laundromat and internet cafe all at once, and so attracts a fascinating range of people. It’s always busy, and the staff is friendly and helpful.

And one of its clerks is apparently in love with my girlfriend. Read the rest of this entry »