"You know you're getting old when you can't stand the kids music"- Anon
After work today I stopped at the new Schiel's Supermarket in the Parsons section of Wilkes-Barre to pick up some foodstuffs that Mrs. Gort instructed me to retrieve. As I was loading my supplies in the car a kid approached me with a sob story about getting lost and asked me for a dollar. My response was "you're the third person to give me that line in the last 2 weeks." He replied, "I guess that means no." No shit Einstein.
I wasn't lying, it wasn't the first time I heard some variation of that line over the years. But it has made a comeback lately. The difference this time is it is kids in their late teens or early twenties using it. Not the usual drunks and lowlifes. Has anyone else run into this lately?
On another note. With all the robberies of retail businesses lately I was glad to find out Schiel's takes the security of it's customers and employees seriously. CV:
Schiel's Family Market owner Frank Schiel pays more than $80,000 each year for armed security guards for the family's two grocery stores in Wilkes-Barre. With the recent rash of violent crime in the city, he believes it's money well-spent.
Wilkes-Barre City Council's new chairman Tony Thomas Jr. praised Schiel's and other stores that hire security guards. He believes Turkey Hill stores, which are open 24 hours a day and are often magnets for crime, should do the same.
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