Many things about the Valero gas station in the trendy U Street area
of Washington, D.C., are typical. Like the blue dumpster that sits in
the corner of the small parking lot, the chewing gum stuck to the
asphalt and the orange construction cone that props open the door.
as you enter the Fast Gourmet convenience store and waltz past the
99-cent Cheez Doodles, the row of Kit Kats and bottles of antifreeze, [Go there...]