June 30, 2009
I clocked out and noticed some twenty-something guys playing table hockey in the locker room. In the break room, there were red tablecloths, balloons and candy. Two large cakes sat by the sink: each half-chocolate and half-yellow. I dug the plastic knife into a balloon made of extra frosting, having a piece. The store was celebrating 15 years as a store and 30 years as a company. When I finished, I took a couple more pieces home with me as well as a couple jawbreakers. "See you tomorrow," Marty said. "There will be 4th of July decorations."