May 21, 2008

Flashback Summer of 1996

Over 10 years ago (before I made it to the big time), I was a lowly supermarket employee. I did it all.. stock AND cashier! The place I worked for was called "That Stanely!" and it was bought out by a now defunct local grocery chain called Schweggman's. Anyway although I was only there for about 3 months of the summer, it was fun and educational for a newly 20 year old. Me and this other guy got along pretty well and decided (becasue let's face it... jobs like that can get pretty boring for an up and coming active mind and imagination) to reprogram the registers.. just for fun. We asked for the manual and the shift manager gave it to us without question for some reason. We started poking around and changed the name of some items and receipt footer to what we thought was funny. (See Picture Below)

This is what printed out on the receipts assumably until the store chain went belly up.

Another perk was listening to the music that played while we worked. There was a system in place that had like 20 song tracks that played over and over again. After over 10 years, I still can't get these tunes out of my head! So, I present to you the unofficial list of Reese's own "Supermarket Mix Tape":

1. Hall & Oates - One on One
2. Cindy Lauper - All Through The Night
3. Survivor - The Search Is Over
4. Little River Band - Lady
5. Elton John - Your Song
6. Rita Coolidge - We're All Alone
7. Debbie Gibson - Lost In Your Eyes
8. Heart - These Dreams
9. Atlantic Starr - Secret Lovers
10. Air Supply - Lost In Love
11. Hall & Oates - I Can't Go For That
12. Whitney Houston - Saving All My Love For You

Ahhh.. memories so fresh that if I close my eyes, I can still smell the dumpster out back!

Posted by Reese at 10:38 AM