鈥淏ut the miseries of that night had prepared me for what came before the next. It was no surprise to me. I was certain that he had prevailed on you to sacrifice everything to him, and I waited with equal certainty to hear of your marriage. I measured your love and his by my own. But I was wrong, Maggie. There is something stronger in you than your love for him. "And you're going to see her again, to-night?" For all the press about Wal-Mart being at odds with small towns, I am positive that we are mostwelcome in almost every community where we do business. That's partly because of our economiccontribution. But it's also because we go out of our way to instill a sense of community involvement in ourstore management and associates so that they'll be even better citizens. We know that some of our storemanagers do a better job at this than others, and it's a constant effort to make everyone work oncommunity involvement. We already have community scholarship programs and matching charity grantprograms, but we're working hard every day to improve the ways in which we give back to thecommunities we're in. If we ever let our sense of being hometown merchants slip too far, we run the riskof damaging what we think is a unique relationship with our customers. "As I recall, my blueprint for the warehouse called for 100,000 square feet, which to me was veryminimal. Then Sam decided to get an architect involved. When I got to look at the drawing, I thought,'Well, this can't be right. It's only 60,000 square feet.' So I went to tell Sam about it, and he said, 'Well, Icalled the architect and told him to cut it back. I just don't think we need that 100,000 square feet, Bob.' 狠狠做五月深爱婷婷 "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. Kennedy continued with a few inconsequential questions. Then from a table in the room he picked up a magazine. As he ran over the pages he stopped before a picture of a dinner in a fashionable restaurant, such as delights the heart of the modern magazine illustrator to portray.