Bloomsbury Publishing USA, 2005 - 184 pages
On aisle 1, Louisa's crying.
On aisle 2, Adam's trying to get fired.
On aisle 4, a renegade shopper is releasing the fizz from soda bottles.
At the service counter, an irate customer can't understand why his Long Life Milk went bad after a few years.
Working at the supermarket isn't exactly glamorous, but the teens on the staff have a lot of tasty secrets: like the fact that Adam decides to stick it out a while once he sees the very pretty Employee of the Month. Under the harsh glare of the fluorescent lights, the staff, as different as the products they unpack and arrange, unite against demanding customers and try to amuse each other until punch-out time.
In between the shelves, you'll discover romance, humor, and other realities of life in the fast aisle. Shelf- Life is a red-hot special that belongs in your shopping cart.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - kittyjay - LibraryThing
Robert Corbet's "Shelf Life" tells the disconnected stories of various characters who work for - or in - a grocery store. The story gravitates towards two in particular, Louisa and Adam, but others ... Read full review
Shelf LifeUser Review - Thorpe-Bowker and Contributors - Books+Publishing
Life in a supermarket is not all it seems. The suburban supermarket setting is a device for Corbert to tell us about the life, loves and aspirations of those who work there. At first glance, you may ... Read full review