Niagara Gazette — Now we have it on good authority, Say Cheese plans a wall, upping the ante from the room-divider recently in place up. Next, a customs booth?
Until now, we’ve sided with 7-Eleven. We wouldn’t dream of demanding that neighbors help to pave our driveway, so where does Say Cheese get off? But we got an insight into the frustrations of dealing with 7-Eleven last week when a clerk, considering the three cans Doug was returning, told him he’d have to go home and wash them out to get his 15 cents. She was very cheerful, but we’ve never encountered this requirement anywhere, except for one tiny deli in Manhattan.
Bottle Junction, here we come, or one of those downstate centers that redeems six cents, not five. We find ourselves 7-Elevening less and less. It’s a mini-matter; we can’t imagine protests of “Mister Comix, tear down that wall!” but it’s what passes for conflict on our “barrier” Island.
Come visit. Park carefully.
Polly and Doug
P.S. If you’re looking for ANYBODY over here Monday evening, you’ll likely find them at the Lions’ annual spaghetti dinner, fundraiser for their special-kids picnic, serving 5 to 8 at the Holiday Inn. We’re envisioning separate tables for 7-Eleven and Say Cheese.Contact Polly and Doug by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.