Healthy Hippie herbs and spices

Robert is maybe the most receptive because he’s forced to get even more creative than usual. He’s now making due without his most trusted assistant, Marita, who has transferred to Arcadia to run its bulk department. Although far from the only person affected, considering that this new store has pulled…


Southside Healthy Hippie bulk section

Among the first of many head-scratchers about this meeting is that by virtue of being here, this means that the five of them are not at Arcadia right now. They are seated in the semi-dark, as nobody has bothered turning on the overhead lights, with only those streaming in from…


Corey has always projected this weird dichotomy whereby, long before appointed to such, he tended to act like someone on the inside circle of every discussion, wielding untold power…until a problem surfaced which might require him to do something, in which case he would deflect. Throw up his hands and…


Standard hideout for avoiding Healthy Hippies

“I don’t know what’s got into Corey,” Johnny grouses to Edgar, a rare cloudy sentiment coming from him. “I think that new promotion’s gone straight to his head!”

Edgar doesn’t agree or anything, only laughs and offers the expected, “really?” Even though he has entertained the same thought himself. This…


Apart from one occasion about a year and a half ago, he hasn’t worked any Saturdays. Following, to date, the only day he’s missed so far, he decided he needed to make up the hours, on account of some pressing work, rather than turn in a personal day. Therefore drove…


Healthy Hippie deli, Southside style

Though already having proven himself something of a manic madman, deli merchandiser Pat DiStazio is at least an entertaining one. The question of how long it is before he completely negates all progress made in this department has become a celebrity death watch type event, with bets ranging anywhere from…


Hippie Health & Beauty Aids

Wholesale changes continue unabated at Palmyra. Then again, this is the nature of the beast pretty much everywhere, which leads Edgar to wonder where this phrase even came from. He gets that the word wholesale has another meaning, a synonym for sweeping, all-encompassing. But he also thinks there’s probably a…


The Nutty Zone, your one stop shop for every nutty need

Trade show weeks have a distinct summer school vibe about them. Roughly once per quarter, Duane, the merchandisers, Corey and maybe one or two other select individuals fly out to some distant major city, for these major industry events. The whole point of this exercise is to forge connections, learn…


New and improved Healthy Hippie wine section

They have begun to refer to it as The Curse of the Employee Newsletter. Even as when Valerie took over this job from Barbara, they switched from black and white to full color, this curse remained in full effect. …


Healthy Hippie Market — the mountain edition

The predominant word on the streets has it that Karen Hatley is a bitch. This is what virtually all of the employees say, particularly those a safe distance removed from her. But Edgar doesn’t believe this is quite accurate. He doesn’t think Karen Hatley is a bitch, per se. If…

Jason McGathey

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