This winter I have been volunteering to run the store every Thursday for an hour and a half. The store is open four days a week for an hour at a time. The first two photos were taken along the same wall. The rest of the store is full of shirts, sweatshirts, sweatpants, hats, scarfs, stickers, post cards, etc. During the winter we mostly sell, cigarettes, alcohol, sodas and toiletries people run out of throughout the winter.
All of the alcohol is rationed. Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday everyone is allowed either a six pack of beer or a bottle of wine. On Saturdays you are allowed to buy one bottle of hard alcohol only or a bottle of wine and a six pack. Dr. Pepper and Red bull were also both rationed to one can every time the store was open, but that was because we were running low and are now out of both items. We also ran out of root beer and a few wines. Everything else we still have.
I really enjoy working in the store because it is the only time we use cash here. It is fun to get a small feeling of the real world. The store does not take cards or checks since we cannot rely on internet and we have no way of depositing checks. Everyone has the option of taking out money from their paychecks which is given to us in cash. There are usually only ten or fifteen customers so I spent a lot of time organizing and restocking things. This photo shows the candy and medicine section. To the left of me has toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoo, conditioner and other items.