Adam writes about The Ames Fan Club on Universal Hub.
Then he asks about Zayre.
I worked at Zayre during high school.
That's the patch from my smock vest. We all wore these silly smocks. Prior to that we wore blue smock coats.
We were slaves to the minimum wage. When the increase of the minimum wage happened to coincide with time for my raise, my manger told me that the higher minimum wage was my raise.
I was joking about starting a union at the snack bar. The next day I was called into the store manager's office and told to stop talking about a union.
We had a lot of fun though. I need to go look for some more Zayre memorobilia.