The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #54258 Message #839213
Posted By: Neighmond
02-Dec-02 - 07:20 PM
Thread Name: BS: Bloody WalMart
Subject: RE: BS: Bloody WalMart
I AM a small town merchant and Wal-Mart IS a pain in our collective arse...my solace is that I can provide technical service, theoretical advice and custom work that those two-by-twice dime store hoods could never hope to accomplish.
While they are buisily scratching up watch backs and gouging bracelets and breaking spring bars (pins that hold a watch bracelet on) I have the power cell changed, the movement cleaned and electronically timed, the case cleaned and the gaskets and seals pressure tested. In 1/2 the time. Always.
P. S. I can tell the customer the difference between elinvar and invar hairsprings, and how to carry a pocket watch to minimise positional variations in time, how to settle a mantle clock and ten ways to realise better performance from anything that tells time of day. Always.
P. P. S. I would Looooooooove to see Wal-Mart build ANYTHING they will gurantee for 20 years. God knows I have. Always.
Tell Mr. (Not pres. , since he supported legeslation contrary to the constitution he ceaced to be president in my eyes) Bush the tush he's fired. I voted him in I can sure-gawd vote him out!