When we meet opposition to a prospective store site, we try to work with the opponents to see if wecan reasonably satisfy them. Occasionally, we will change a proposed location, or make someconcessions if they make sense to us. Today, though, we have almost adopted the position that if somecommunity, for whatever reason, doesn't want us in there, we aren't interested in going in and creating afuss. I encourage us to walk away from this kind of trouble because there are just too many other goodtowns out there who do want us. For every one that doesn't, I'd say we have another two hundredbegging us to come to their town. Wal-Mart wants to go where it's wanted. I've always said that thesimplest test of how right we are on this issue would be to go into any town where we've been for acouple of years and let everyone vote on whether they wanted us there or not. My Lord, they'd go crazyif we left. In fact, every now and then we do have to close up a store someplace because we just can'tmake it profitable, and the outcry is something awful. It's another part of the price you pay for success. 11141期大乐透结果 bottle stopper Slowly Maggie was turning away with despair in her heart. But the poor frightened mother鈥檚 love leaped out now, stronger than all dread. "As famous as Sam is for being a great motivatorand he deserves even more credit than he's gotten forthathe is equally good at checking on the people he has motivated. You might call his style: managementby looking over your shoulder."I'm always asked if there ever came a point, once we got rolling, when I knew what lay ahead. I don'tthink that I did. All I knew was that wewere rolling and that we were successful. We enjoyed it, and itlooked like something we could continue. We had found a concept, certainly, that the customers liked. "Yes, sir." Here's how I look at it: my life has been a tradeoff. If I wanted to reach the goals I set for myself, I hadto get at it and stay at it every day. I had to think about it all the time. And I guess what David Glass saidabout me is true: I had to get up every day with my mind set on improving something. Charlie Baum wasright too when he said I was driven by a desire to always be on the top of the heap. But in the largersensethe life and death sensedid I make the right choicesHaving now thought about this a lot, I can honestly say that if I had the choices to make all over again, Iwould make just about the same ones. Preachers are put here to minister to our souls; doctors to healour diseases; teachers to open up our minds; and so on. Everybody has their role to play. The thing is, Iam absolutely convinced that the only way we can improve one another's quality of life, which issomething very real to those of us who grew up in the Depression, is through what we call freeenterprisepracticed correctly and morally. And I really believe there haven't been many companies thathave done the things we've done at Wal-Mart. We've improved the standard of living of our customers,whom we've saved billions of dollars, and of our associates, who have been able to share profits. Manyof both groups also have invested in our stock and profited all through the years. "Go to it, son!" I believe in always having goals, and always setting them high. I can certainly tell you that the folks atWal-Mart have always had goals in front of them. In fact, we have sometimes built real scoreboards onthe stage at Saturday morning meetings.