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Why Men Sometimes Don't Understand Women Shopping

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I don't shop. I'm a hunter / gatherer. :

What do you think shipping is for us ladies? You have to go hunt for stores with decent clothing, then gather whatever you can find. :frog:

You Americans are lucky. You have soooo much more selection of skirts and decent outfits down there than we have up here. Even at Walmart. :wink

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When it comes to women's clothes at the WalMarts around here there isn't much of a selection that is modest.


I've noticed with the stores near here, the bigger WalMart gets, the less variety they offer. So many things, whether clothes, household items, automotive things, groceries, many of the items they once carried are no longer available.


One would think as the stores get larger they would not only have all the stuff they once did, but even more. Somehow that's not the case with the area WalMarts.

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Yes, that used to be one of their big sales pitches, showcasing American made items.


It's so much cheaper to get stuff made in China and shipped here that it is to buy American so...

Yeah, that's true.  In the long run though, it is going to get harder and harder to sell anything to all the unemployed American workers.

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That's one of the big prOBlems with American businesses looking at the short term rather than the long term.


There used to be an certain amount of patriotism among American businessmen. They considered themselves to be American businessmen and conducted their business as such and typically thought long term. That all changed in the second half of the 20th century when nationality came to mean little or nothing to most business men. Their only concern was profit and the business model switched from long-term focus to short term.


How foolish to base business decisions upon quarterly reports?

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American business and corporate mindset made simple.


A Japanese company and an American company decided to have a canoe race on the Missouri River.  Both teams practiced long and hard to reach their peak performance before the race.

On the big day, the Japanese won by a mile.

The American's, very discouraged and depressed, decided to investigate the reason for the crushing defeat.  A management team made up of senior management was formed to investigate and recommend
appropriate action.

Their conclusion was the Japanese had 8 people rowing and 1 person steering, while the American's had 8 people steering and 1 person rowing.

So the American management hired a consulting company and paid them a large amount of money for a second opinion.  They advised that too many people were steering the boat, while not enough people were

To prevent another loss to the Japanese, the rowing team's management structure was totally reorganized to 4 steering supervisors, 3 area steering superintendents, and 1 assistant superintendent
steering manager.  They also implemented a new performance system that would give the 1 person rowing the boat greater incentive to work harder.  It was called the "Rowing Team Quality First Program", with
meetings, dinners and free pens for the rower. 

There was a discussion of getting new paddles, canoes, and other equipment.  Extra vacation days for practices and bonuses.  

The next year the Japanese won by 2 miles.

Humiliated, the American management laid off the rower for poor performance, halted development of a new canoe, sold the paddles, and canceled all capital investments for new equipment.  The money saved was
distributed to the Teachers and College professors as bonuses, and the next year's racing team was outsourced to India.


To true to be funny... :laff cry:

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oh bummer


Salyan order from Blair.com on line or Bonworth.com


I've tried Blair before.... $49 shipping fee to ship to Canada. We aren't that far away!! Hadn't heard of Bonworth before - I'll check that out!

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Haha... Bonworth doesn't ship to Canada. Story of my life. See why it's hard to get nice skirts up here? :wink


I have a friend that got married and moved to North Dakota. She very graciously serves as a kind of post office for her friends/family from up here. We'll order stuff and have it shipped to her house - then whoever visits next brings it back! Kind of slow but oh-so-nice to have access to goods that aren't available/affordable to have shipped up here.

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