For weeks, our local grocery store has posted that they were reducing hours, closing at 8 p.m. Well, ok, but on Saturday, Nov. 9, I pulled into the parking lot at 7:51, and the employees were already in their cars, pulling out of the mostly empty employee parking lot. I checked cellphone time. I thought there might be a few left inside, so I watched as another customer went to the door, which was already locked. She shook the door. No one came, so she walked back to her car, angrily yelling to me they were closed early. I pulled out of the parking lot at 7:55, and went to another town to buy what I needed, but I had driven about 5 miles out of my way to buy locally; I won't make that mistake again. Management is failing when employees close store before posted hours, alienating customers.