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    Quote Originally Posted by Cow Poke View Post
    Maybe she was a little bitty biddy.
    She'd still be a biddy and when she got together with her biddy friends, they'd be biddies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teallaura View Post
    She'd still be a biddy and when she got together with her biddy friends, they'd be biddies.
    Her biddy buddies?
    Every problem is the result of a previous solution.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cow Poke View Post
    Her biddy buddies?
    Ain't your bidness

    I'm always still in trouble again

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cow Poke View Post
    Her biddy buddies?
    Even Henrietta had her few!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rogue06 View Post
    Ain't your bidness
    My Pastor - a very well educated man, always said used that form of "business" --- "and now, let's talk about the bidness at hand...." as well as "we want to address the pacific issue rather than the general one" and "the Children of Israel followed the pillow of fire by night and a pillow of clouds by day..."

    Every problem is the result of a previous solution.

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    But I do shop local. Amazon is just up the street from me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cow Poke View Post
    And the amazing thing is that, as far as profit is concerned, one of the really tough expenses to control is labor.
    Smiles don't cost anything.
    Good attitudes don't cost anything.
    A friendly "Welcome to [this store]" as you enter doesn't cost anything.

    Another example (I think I've shared before)....

    When a nearby town had BOTH a Office Depot and an Office Max (maybe they're the same thing now?) I was trying to figure out which one I'd utilize.

    I needed an ink cartridge for a Deskjet 500 (long time ago, eh?)

    I walked into Office Depot, told them what I wanted, and the guy kinda grumbled at me, pointing to a side wall of the store, and said "printer cartridges are over there". I went "over there" and couldn't find the list of which cartridges went with which printers (much more simple these days) and finally gave up and left.

    I went to Office Max, and a young lady greeted me before I even got all the way in the door, and asked "Can I help you find something?" I told her I was looking for an ink cartridge for a Deskjet 500, and she literally grabbed my hand and said, "come with me...." and took me all the way back to the cartridges, flipped through the little chart, then pointed to the proper section, asking "just one?"


    Interestingly enough, that Office Max is now a non-denomination church!
    So, the one you utilized folded?
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    Quote Originally Posted by One Bad Pig View Post
    So, the one you utilized folded?
    Pretty sure they merged with the other, but, yes. It's no longer there.

    https://www.officedepot.com/

    officedepot.jpg

    The "surviving" location was a much better location, next to the big Best Buy, and across from Texas A&M Campus.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cow Poke View Post
    The "surviving" location was a much better location, next to the big Best Buy, and across from Texas A&M Campus.
    Come to think of it, the 'closed' location (that became the home of a Church) is nearer to the big Mall, which is pretty much a ghost town. That part of town has really gone down, hence, probably the reason a Church was able to buy/lease the large retail space.
    Every problem is the result of a previous solution.

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    I make it a point to regularly eat lunch at small mom-n-pop style restaurants in our town, as opposed to the chain restaurants. Sure, it feels like I'm overpaying a little. But I like the variety and the employees usually seem happy to have business. I really enjoy the ethnic-themed places. We've got a cool little El Salvadoran place with some authentic food, this neat bakery that does Uruguayan food, and a Mexican taco truck. Now that I think about it, I guess I really enjoy any kind of Hispanic cuisine....though we do have an awesome BBQ joint and a really unique burger place.
    "We see unmistakably the sort of universe in which we have all along been living, and must come to terms with it. If we had foolish un-Christian hopes about human culture, they are now shattered. If we thought we were building up a heaven on earth, if we looked for something that would turn the present world from a place of pilgrimage into a permanent city satisfying the soul of man, we are disillusioned, and not a moment too soon." - C.S. Lewis, The Weight of Glory

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