I don't know how the folks around our executive offices see me, and I know they get frustrated with theway I make everybody go back and forth on so many issues that come up. But I see myself as being alittle more inclined than most of them are to take chances. On something like the Kuhn's decision, I try toplay a "what-if" game with the numbersbut it's generally my gut that makes the final decision. If it feelsright, I tend to go for it, and if it doesn't, I back off. "I look at these numbersthis was in 1966and I don't believe what I'm seeing. He's got a handful ofstores and he's doing about $10 million a year with some incredible margin. An unbelievableperformance! Now when they come home for a visit, it makes them sad that the old town square isn't exactly like it waswhen they left it back in 1954. It's almost like they want their hometown to be stuck in time, anold-fashioned place filled with old-fashioned people doing business the old-fashioned way. Somehow,small-town populations weren't supposed to move out into their own suburbs, and they weren't supposedto go out to the intersections of highways and build malls with lots of free parking. That's just not the waysome of these people remember their old towns. But folks who grew up in big cities feel the same wayabout what's happened to their cities over the last forty or fifty years. A lot of the stores and the movietheaters and the restaurants that they remember loving as kids have boarded up and either gone out ofbusiness or moved to the suburbs too. And to reckon my joys to the letter, 久久婷婷五月综合色啪，99久久re6热精品首页 STORES SALES1970 32 $ 31 million1972 51 $ 78 million' What happened then is the one period in Wal-Mart's history that I am still the least comfortable talkingabout today. But everybody else has had their say on the subject so I'm going to explain the events theway I saw them unfold and be done with it. "Until Dad was in his mid-sixties, I really had to struggle to keep up with him. I thought I was in prettygood shape, but my tendency is to kind of walk along, take it easy, and enjoy the outdoors. I'd look up,and Dad would be out of sight. He hunted like Sherman marched through Georgia."When I asked permission to hunt, I always introduced myself as Sam Walton of Sam Walton's varietystore down on the square in Bentonville, and I found that it really helped my business. When these farmfolks would come to town to shop, they'd naturally do business with that fellow who hunted their landand brought them candy. I still meet folks today who tell me their father recalls me coming out to hunttheir land in those days. As we began to expand, and I flew around more, I would throw the dogs in theplane with me so I could hunt between store visits.