Watson says the stealth opening was to ease the brand-new cashiers into their jobs, but a cashier ringing up the second customer to ever pass through the store--me, actually, 24c notebook, $5 can opener--was dealing with an unexpectedly long line with a great deal of aplomb. She said she had worked at Meijer, up the road. Why the move here? Does it pay more? "Yes." A lot more or pennies? "Pennies," she admitted.
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[Originally published in September, 2012.]