Apples Around the Dollar Tree

I stand in line at the Des Moines, IA Dollar Tree on SE 14th, six feet back from the shopper ahead of me. We are spaced properly, but he is behind his blue painter’s tape line, so I am forced to stand behind mine, lest I should open a gap that is wastefully large. I stand […]

Higher Thievery

An article from the QC Times described a thief who had been arrested for robbing the Dollar Tree. If you’re going to rob a store, why the Dollar Tree? Your resale value for Dollar Tree stolen merchandise is crap. If all the merchandise had been sold, and the proceeds were sitting in one register, you […]

Editor’s Note–TFF Issue 24

My favorite whiteboard quotes and commentary for this year (reverse chronology, intentional; dates, from when I first saw a quote, not necessarily when it was published): 12/27/19 “Now I see that by taking on too much, we also took away the opportunity for others to learn, participate and own their part of the process and […]