Convenience stores--- I frequent a lot of them. I used to stop at the local 7-11 every Sunday morning to buy the Maine Sunday Telegram and the Boston Globe. I just grabbed the papers never tried their coffee. I always preferred my home brew. This store is on Congress Street in the city proper. If I stop these days, it's just for gas. I really can't remember the last time I walked through the door for anything. No papers and still no caffeine. There's a mini-mart at the head of our street now that dispenses Green Mountain Coffee, my favorite, so I stop there a lot. They brew some of my favorite flavored coffees, without the bitterness of some of the other high-priced brands that we all know and love. However, I sampled Elenka's ice coffee the other day that she bought at Cumberland Farms, another local convenience store in our area. They offer any size coffee or ice coffee for 99¢. Wow! The price is right for sure. I'm going to have to stop by and sample. I wonder if there's a senior discount on top of the 99¢? Now, THAT would be a deal. Is it sad that I'm concerned about discounts like this? Thank Heaven for 7-11? Not really!