Deli Guy: Um, we’re closed.
Me: I though you were open until 11
DG: Normally we are but 3 people called in sick.
Me: But you’re here. And there’s the pasta salad I want.
DG: Ya, 3 people called in sick.
Me: Ya. Maybe one the 5 of you here could get that for me.
DG: Uh, we’re closed. We had..
Me: Ya, 3 people called in sick. I get it.
—Shopping at Save-On Foods deli in downtown Edmonton during their regular business hours while 5 deli employees meander back and forth.