Because that's how Wal-Mart became Wal-Mart: ordinary people joined together to accomplishextraordinary things. At first, we amazed ourselves. And before too long, we amazed everybody else,especially folks who thoughtAmericawas just too complicated and sophisticated a place for this sort ofthing to work anymore. The deal was pretty straightforwardreport to the JC Penney store inDes Moines,Iowa, three days aftergraduation,June 3, 1940, and begin work as a management trainee. Salary: $75 a month. That's the day Iwent into retail, andexcept for a little time out as an Army officerthat's where I've stayed for the lastfifty-two years. Maybe I was born to be a merchant, maybe it was fate. I don't know about that kind ofstuff. But I know this for sure: I loved retail from the very beginning, and I still love it today. Not that itwent all that smooth right off the bat. THOMAS JEFFERSON: 鈥淚 forewarn you of this, that, if we should meet again in flesh and bone, you might not feel yourself too violently shocked by my appearance. There remains nothing to me unaltered but my heart, which, as long as I breathe, will retain sentiments of esteem and tender friendship for my good mamma. Adieu.鈥?59 没邪恶_只为分享邪恶而生你懂的！ Frederick.鈥? "The next morning he would talk some janitor or somebody into letting us in the building, and we'd besitting there outside the showroom when those folks started coming in to work. Like I said, I think hewas trying to make a point: just because we're in New York doesn't mean we have to start doing thingstheir way."I expect Gary's right about my trying to make a point. Because wherever we've been, we've always triedto instill in our folks the idea that we at Wal-Mart have our own way of doing things. It may be different,and it may take some folks a while to adjust to it at first. But it's straight and honest and basically prettysimple to figure out if you want to. And whether or not other folks want to accommodate us, we prettymuch stick to what we believe in because it's proven to be very, very successful.