And despite my dealings with the likes of Harry Weiner, I still had that contract saying I was supposed tobuy at least 80 percent of my merchandise from Ben Franklin. If I missed that target, I didn't get myyear-end rebate. The fact of the matter is I stretched that contract every way I could. I would buy asmuch as I could on the outside and still try to meet the 80 percent. Charlie Baumwho was then one ofthe field men for Ben Franklinwould say we were only at 70 percent, and I would foam at the mouthand rant and rave about it. I guess the only reason Butler Brothers didn't give me a harder time about it allis that our store had quickly gone from being a laggard to one of the top performers in our district. All the round Earth her God to meet; Charles. [Retreating. Aside.] Shall I run for my life? "Finally, I said, 'Sam Walton, is that you' And he looked up from the floor and said, 'Oh, Don! Hi! Charles. [Alarmed.] And why? what have I done? 一本道电影_一本道久久综合久久_一本道AV免费高清无码_一本道DVD在线 As you can see, we thrive on a lot of the traditions of small-town America, especially parades withmarching bands, cheerleaders, drill teams, and floats. Most of us grew up with it, and we've found that itcan be even more fun when you're an adult who usually spends all your time working. We love all kindsof contests, and we hold them all the time for everything from poetry to singing to beautiful babies. Welike theme days, where everyone in the store dresses up in costume. Our Ardmore, Oklahoma, storepiled hay in front of the store one day, mixed $36 in coins in itand let the kids dive into it. More of ourstores than you would believe hold ladies' fashion shows using ugly old men from the stores as models. Daresby. Every sentence that I hear bewilders me yet more. Ratty Rattleton, Ratty Rattleton, you are at the bottom of the plot. For all my confidence, I hadn't had a day's experience in running a variety store, so Butler Brothers sentme for two weeks' training to the Ben Franklin inArkadelphia,Arkansas. After that, I was on my own,and we opened for business onSeptember 1, 1945. Our store was a typical old variety store, 50 feetwide and 100 feet deep, facingFront Street, in the heart of town, looking out on the railroad tracks. Backthen, those stores had cash registers and clerk aisles behind each counter throughout the store, and theclerks would wait on the customers. Self-service hadn't been thought of yet.