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A tale of two stores Recently, I was on the hunt for a specialty item I didn't know much about, but had to buy. I walked into Store 1. It was dark, cramped and grubby. I stepped up to the counter and waited for assistance. And waited and waited and waited. And then waited some …[Read More...] about How to stop bleeding customers