Jun 18th 2011 2:18PM Here is just one example: Box stores like Walmart and Home Depot and Lowes romanced companies like Deere and Toro and sold a special version (read lighter, cheaper) of their merchandise. Even though most box stores do not have service departments which carry parts and repair mowers and tractors, they somehow scored a lot of new business in those products and ruined many small dealers who carried those brands for years, staffed large service departments and carried thousands of dollars of inventory in parts, and have been loyal to the brands for years. Now there are about 50% fewer independent dealers left, and people who bought mowers and tractors are left with very few places to take their mowers for service. While box stores are convenient, they are wiping out a lot of small businesses. In some cases, the box stores are slow in paying the manufacturers for their purchases, creating a problem. While the box stores seem like a convenience, they are not always a good thing.
May 30th 2011 8:21PM The Duchess is no longer Kate Middleton. She is the Duchess of Cambridge, as in Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and the wife of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge.
Apr 22nd 2011 9:28PM I am for a wardrobe policy that presents the person without drawing attention to specific body parts. It is distracting to be talking business with someone who has excessive jewelry or too much skin exposed or trousers which look like the lower half is strangling. Some people have gaps in their clothes where they button or fasten, or the jackets have ridden up and they don't adjust them. Clothes which are basic and fitted neither too tightly or too loosely help present a professional appearance. Cleveage, too tight clothes or deliberately "WILD" clothes add nothing to business. And casual days are terrible. I once sent home a person who wore holy jeans and a see-through shirt and another one who wore a marijuana belt buckle.
Mar 2nd 2011 10:25AM My husband was forced to get the software that alerted him when employees were on Facebook and non-work related sites as so much day-to-day work was behind during a slow time. Sure enough, one woman was planning a wedding and another was bidding on antiques on eBay. Another man was looking at porn. They were warned, they continued, and they don't work for us any more. Before you grump about business owners being so mean, would you pay people $20-$30 per hour to ditz around doing person business on the computer?
Feb 17th 2011 1:56PM Heartbreaking. My family has had its share of alcoholics and he needs a lot of help. I am a Tigers fan and I am just so sad about this.
Feb 4th 2011 4:34PM OK this has been up on the site for two days now. Can we move on? The whole idea of making condoms and labeling them with the Prince's face and Ms Middleton's face is tasteless.
Jan 24th 2011 8:20AM I will not stay at any hotel or motel that offers porn. This has limited us on trips.
Jan 18th 2011 11:19AM Once my grandson misbehaved by throwing a metal toy on purpose, narrowly missing his sister. My husband, his grandfather, said "If you do that again, you will be spanked." He walked off and picked up the same toy and threw it again. My husband spanked his behind, and sat hiim in a chair. He said "I told you not to do that because it is dangerous, and that you would be spanked if you did it again. You have been punished. Now sit there until I tell you that you can resume playing." We have never had another problmem with misbehavior with that child. There are times when nothing but corporal punishment will change behavior.
Jan 12th 2011 2:41PM The man was interviewed on TV this a.m. His story is that by not turning off her blackberry as requested she endangered everyone on that 48 min flight. Guess the rules don't apply for the elite.
Jan 6th 2011 8:52AM Fr Cutie is to be commended for his honesty. In a good way, Fr. Cutie has been able to open up the discussion for Catholics about what the real role is for priests, acknowledging the sacrifices they make but being honest about the human situations as they are. You only have to look at the ham-handed situtation in St Louis MO with St Stan's Church, or review the numbers and circumstances of the many men and women have been given hush money by diocesean administrators to cover up unseemly behavior by clergy to know how inept and corrupt some factions of the Catholic Church are.