Adam’s Extra-Fancy Honey Shop opened two months later.
The neighbourhood got little foot traffic, so customers were few. When Adam first heard the bell announcing someone coming in, he went downstairs to find security guard Devon DeWitt, trying to force cash into the register.
“Been giving me free muffins for weeks,” Devon said. “Now that you’re officially open, you oughtta let me pay for this.”
Before Gladys, who was working behind the counter, could argue, Adam said “No charge, friend. You protect our neighbourhood, you deserve muffins.”
“How do you expect to stay in business like this?”
“We shall manage.”