鈥淚 am so stupefied with the misfortune which has befallen494 General Finck that I can not recover from my astonishment. It deranges all my measures. It cuts me to the quick. Ill luck, which persecutes my old age, has followed me from Kunersdorf to Saxony. I will still strive what I can. The little ode I sent you, addressed to Fortune, was written too soon. One should not shout victory until the battle is over. I am so crushed by these reverses and disasters that I wish a thousand times I were dead. We sold 135 million men's and boys' briefs, 136 million panties, and 280 million pairs of socks. We soldone quarter of all the fishing line purchased in the U.S., some 600,000 miles of it, or enough to go aroundthe earth twenty-four times. We sold 55 million sweatsuits and 27 million pairs of jeans, and we soldalmost 20 percent of all the telephones bought in the U.S. And here's one I'm really proud of: in oneweek last year, we sold as much Ol' Roy private label dog food as we did in all of 1980. With sales of$200 million last year, Ol' Roy became the number-two dog food in America, and remember, we onlysell it in Wal-Mart. Another one: Procter & Gamble sells more product to Wal-Mart than it does to thewhole country of Japan. 老司机福利在视频在ae8_99视频精品全部免费_老司机视频观看精品_老司机福利网 Only after we closed the deal, of course, did I learn that the store was a real dog. It had sales of about$72,000 a year, but its rent was 5 percent of saleswhich I thought sounded finebut which, it turned out,was the highest rent anybody'd ever heard of in the variety store business. No one paid 5 percent of salesfor rent. And it had a strong competitora Sterling Store across the streetwhose excellent manager, JohnDunham, was doing more than $150,000 a year in sales, double mine. "Well, we still have some, but what we've done is overhaul our back-office procedures to make sure weget it right more often the first time, and, in the process, we eliminated one and a half people out of theoffice in every Wal-Mart store in the company. That's big bucks.