Reg­u­lar cus­tomer…

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McNeil has been a Tim Hor­tons fan since the cof­fee pots were plugged in, in the area.

He goes three times each day — in the morn­ing to the Re­serve Mines lo­ca­tion on the way to work, at 2 p.m. at the Syd­ney-Glace Bay High­way lo­ca­tion and in the evening at the Do­min­ion shop.

“It is more than three cups a day when roll-up sea­son starts — usu­ally five or six.”

McNeil and his wife are both em­ployed with the clean­ing staff at Cape Bre­ton Univer­sity.

“If there isn’t a Tim Hor­tons around where I am, then I don’t drink cof­fee. It is Tim Hor­tons or noth­ing.”

McNeil takes milk in his cof­fee, but doesn’t have to tell the staff.

“The girls at the Re­serve Mines Tim Hor­tons know. They only ask if it is one or two drinks as my wife doesn’t drink cof­fee but some­times gets a tea.”

He has never won any­thing big in Role Up the Rim ... yet.

“I get all ex­cited if I win a cof­fee. That is what I shoot for.”

Wanda said their dec­o­rat­ing has caught at­ten­tion.

“Some of the neigh­bours have called and asked what I was do­ing.”

What will they do when Roll Up the Rim sea­son is over?

“Well then I will dec­o­rate for Easter,” she said.

Rob Bursey, a man­ager with Tim Hor­tons of Wil­son In­vest­ment Ltd., said McNeil is their big­gest Roll Up the Rim fan to date. He said they’ve seen chil­dren dressed up as Tim Hor­tons’ cups for Hal­loween and heard of peo­ple string­ing cups on their Christ­mas tree.

“ This, though, sounds like our most devoted cus­tomer.”

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