Unlike the department store retail environment, which was stressful and unfulfilling, Home Hardware was relaxing, with enough variability in the day-to-day to keep it from being boring. Most everyone was friendly, and there was always something to do in order to pass the time - dust off the home decor section, refill the cooler, help a customer bring their stuff to their car, etc.
Still, you could honestly tell the owner genuinely cared about the satisfaction of the customer. Also, the summer hot dog cart is awesome.
Friendly owner/staff, non-stressful environment
Wasn't on a bus route.