After leaving my job on Friday, august 29 2008 i traveled about 2 miles to the Dollar General store located at 1791 West Columbia Ave. in Battle Creek.
I got out of my car at 8:56 p.m. and started to walk to the front doors, just then a woman came barrelling out and informed me they were closed!! I quickly retorted that it was 8:57 by my Sprint-Nextel cellphone, which is extremely accurate. She got rude and said their computer/time said 9:00.
I told her they need to go by "real time" and not a time someone concocted so could close earlier than posted time. Naturally I fumed, so I called them back to see if this was their standard operating procedure, the same woman got testy again and refused to offer a name or phone number of a superior or owner/corporate.
This is not the first time I have witnessed the lights turned off before 9:00 p.m.