Saturday, December 15, 2007

A Rainy Day in Georgia

I just looked out the store window and saw it raining....hard.....what a great sight. It's been a long while since it has rained here. Hopefully it will continue for some time.

At the front door of the store, there are some cobwebs. In most retail shops one would not expect to see cobwebs. It is not attractive to most shoppers. Here however it is a reminder to me as the starting point of my journey through natural cures, old fashion medicine, roots and herbs, and spirituality. Back in 1965 I was working here as a stock boy. My first job was to remove everything from each shelf, dust it and the shelf, then replace it. I thought ...what a chore and what a waste of time. I did not realize that Doc Miller had a specific lesson for me to learn. After a few Saturdays, I knew where everything was. I knew how the arrangement of the store fitted into the philosophy of the business. And from reading labels as I dusted I started learning what everything was intended to achieve.

Aha..WAX ON... WAX OFF!!!
I'll get into the story of the spider's web, next time.

Famous quote: The fees a service provider charge are only a factor to consider. Remember what John Ruskin (1819-1900) said.

"It is unwise to pay too much, but it is worse to pay too little. When you pay too much, you lose a little money - that is all. When you pay too little, you sometimes loose everything because the thing you bought was incapable of doing the thing it was bought to do. The common law of business balance prohibits paying a little and getting a lot - it cannot be done. If you deal with the lowest bidder, it is well to add something for the risk you run, and if you do that you will have enough to pay for something better."

Not bad for a cigar maker???

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