The Time Before The Stores Open

Apparently there is a time in the morning before the stores open. So I discovered this morning, well into week three of my “alarm clock set for 7:08 a.m.” odyssey.

I was out of the house by 8:15 a.m. After a brief stop by Elections PEI, I thought to myself “maybe I’ll stop by Bruce MacNaughton’s new place for a cup of tea.” But they don’t open until 10:00 a.m.

Perhaps a bracing smoothie from Nature’s Harvest,” I thought to myself. Not open.

Well, I could pick up a copy of the Globe and wait until they open,” I reconciled to myself. Bookmark not open.

I eventually settled for a low-far cranberry-orange muffin and an orange juice from the Great Canadian Bagel, and came on in to the office.

I was the first one here.

The other revelation this morning: lots of people walk to work in downtown Charlottetown. I always wondered why I never saw anyone walking to work; now I realize it’s because they do so at this ungodly hour.


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Ann on February 21, 2006 - 14:57 Permalink

Timothy’s is open at an even ungodlier hour and sells the Globe and Mail.

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Peter Rukavina on February 21, 2006 - 15:18 Permalink

This I realize. But I *always* go to Timothy’s. I was looking for the secret places the early people hang out. I guess it’s called “home”.

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Ann on February 21, 2006 - 17:01 Permalink

I am someone saddened to point out that it is also called Tim Horton’s.