Extension cords, flags at half-mast

Went to buy a 25-foot extension cord like I did 2 years ago at Home Depot.
HD no longer has standard cords, only heavy duty. Not brown or black, only red or yellow. Not with 3 outlets on the end, only 1. Not 2 conductor, only 3. I don't want that.
No Ace hardware or True-Value hardware nearby.
Went to Walmart. As I expected, even fewer cords there.
But both stores had their flags at half-mast. Probably didn't have to be pressured to do it either.
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On 08/30/2018 09:49 AM, micky wrote:

Not even anything to do with one's politics, the White House should have had it's flag at half-mast for the death of any senator. I consider McCain a hero because he stayed a prisoner four years after he could have been released in order to stay with his men.
Let's admit it Trump is a child.
Sheesh had McCain not been an idiot and chose Palin I probably would have voted for him.
Anyway after not having been to Walmart for five years I saw on-line they had a small inexpensive de-humidifier so I went there only to see they only stocked the expensive ones. The only reason I did not order on-line was due to my wired Internet being down for a few days.
Anyway I did of course end up buying a lot fo stuff at Walmart and the store was much neater than last time so will probably go again.
Also: the employees seemed happy so maybe the place is not the big evil it's made out to be.
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In alt.home.repair, on Fri, 31 Aug 2018 06:54:25 -0500, philo

This is not to say that they would have kept the flags at halfmast so long, or even maybe they woudln't have thought of it at all -- I don't know if this sort of thing is on their list of things to do when opening the store in the morning -- but once even one person reminded them, I'm sure they would have done it willingly and graciously.
Actually I drove by am American Legion building in Ownings Mills today and it's flag was all the way up on a thick tall flag pole. Don't know why.

That's being kind. Something I read online reminded me that he also refused to meet with peace groups from the USA when they visited. He didn't want to be a propaganda tool for them or the north vietnamese, even though IMO his captors might have treeted him better if he'd done it.

When the store was still open all night, I was there once at 6 or 7 AM and the employees were all doing low-effort calisthenics. They think it builds "team spirit" iiuc.
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@bigfoot.com says...

Back when the economany was good, many companies tried many of the team building things and ways to make the company more efficent. All of them failed at my plant.
People (reminded me of the old timey 'snake oil salesmen') from outside th ecompany would come around and sware they had the latest and greatest idea and it would make the company more money.
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In alt.home.repair, on Fri, 31 Aug 2018 21:34:45 -0400, Ralph Mowery

What a shame. My only experience at my computer programming job, where people worked at various places in town, is that once a month they had everyone come to the office for what they called a "team meeting".
It didnt' work with me, probably not anyone. I always felt a lot more loyalty to the client, Bethlehem Steel, who were in the final analysis the one's paying me, that I did to my actual employer,
If I worked at Walmart, I'd prefer to have more money.
I watched for 15 minutes, thinking maybe there'd be a second act, like aaba music format, or like an overture and then an opera, maybe a pep talk or news announcemwents, but even though I didn't see any of them noticing me, I began to feel lilke was gawking. So I left when they were still at it.

Didn't they get the calisthenic idea from China or Japan?
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On 8/31/18 9:34 PM, Ralph Mowery wrote:

"Team building" is an intervention that should only be implemented to address a specific kind of organizational problem.
An organizational specialist like a Management Psychologist should first conduct a comprehensive organizational review to determine what is actually causing the pain that led the managers to conclude they needed to do team building- and determine what the proper fix should be.
Over the years, I had many companies approach me saying they wanted me to do team building with them.
Given the above paragraph, I always asked them if they thought it would be a good idea to their doctor and request a prescription for penicillin- rather than tell the doc where it hurt or what their complaint was, let him do a through examination, and then he'd recommend a specific treatment.
Most of them understood that and we'd schedule a date to begin a complete organizational assessment...
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Wade Garrett posted for all of us...

When one works for the gov't it's even worse. They perceive a problem and apply their solution; your penicillin analogy. Our boss was a nice guy but dithered, catered to friends and was a milquetoast. My fellow workers tried to steer him somewhat but failed. The superintendent brought in the county 'experts'. Little did we know the 'expert' wanted the job and the county wanted him out. He was placed in the position in spite of several other more qualified and proven applicants. The fix was in. It was my way or the highway. Let's just say the cream did not rise to the top.
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