Counter Intelligence

I just needed to pick up some soy milk. That’s all. But a few minutes of talking to Breadroot Natural Food Co-op‘s volunteer cashier of the day (I didn’t get her name, will have to call back to thank her) and my day’s plans shifted. (She also suggested that my trip was a walkabout. I […]

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An occasional series in which I ask somebody behind a counter where I should go in the area. Results may vary. I didn’t plan to end up in Dubuque. But things changed while I was eating a cheese sandwich. A brick cheese sandwich. (Perhaps I’m the only person in the world who didn’t know this […]

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An occasional series in which I ask somebody behind a counter where I should go in the area. Results may vary. Today, while paying for a sandwich (smoked turkey and swiss on whole wheat, a little mustard) at the Amish Door Market & Deli, I asked the 20-something woman behind the counter what she would recommend […]

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