Saturday, October 15, 2011
Manor Market is just down the street from Lindsay (my daughter). It's about the size of a 7-Eleven. We pass it nearly every time we leave her house, as it sits on the corner of a fairly busy intersection. Sometimes we stop for a drink or for her to get gas. It always brings a smile to my face when we do.
Eclectic doesn't even begin to describe this place! You name it; they sell it. You can buy "freshly made" sandwiches, beer kegs, wood for your fireplace, lottery tickets, disposable phones, snacks, maps--the list is endless. And, there is no rhyme or reason as to how it's shelved. Last time we stopped, they had potato chips and motor oil on the same aisle. Just trying to maneuver through the store is incentive to stick your diet. Not only are the aisles filled to overflowing, they are very narrow. As you can see from the picture, merchandise spills out the front doors onto the sidewalk and even hangs from one door. The other door (on the right in the photo) displays photos of anyone who has bounced a check in the store. Not exactly how you want to earn your fifteen minutes of fame!
It makes me smile just thinking of Manor Market. And who doesn't appreciate something to smile about on a beautiful fall afternoon?