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Persepolis Staff Profiles #3: Junior

It’s a well-known fact that Mrs. Shopkeeper is pretty much tied to the till, and that Mr. Shopkeeper is her (usually willing) deputy. But occasionally there is another face behind the counter: Mr. S’ kid brother, aka Amir. NOTE: HE IS NOT THEIR SON. NEVER WAS, NEVER WILL BE. THEY ARE FAR TOO YOUNG TO…

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Persepolis Staff Profiles #2: Master Shopcat

Once in a while one of our customers squeals. The other day this was accompanied by someone crying out “Oh my God – I just saw a fox. You’ve got a fox in here!” This is how we know that Master Shopcat (aka Chombol) has decided to enter the shop. For he is a very…

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Persepolis Staff Profiles #1: Mr. Shopkeeper

A customer’s perceptions of the person behind the till can be very wide of the mark. Why, one’s mother had a shop for twelve years (yes, it runs in the blood), and her customers never differentiated between the morning lady (herself) and the afternoon lady (Doris, who was a good 6 inches taller). Sometimes familial…

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