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  •  my cousin and I were talking about (3+ / 0-)

    this just the other day, relative to how to predict when we should expect customers at our little store. She's  60, I'm 44, and we realized most of our assumption about Sunday customers were based on our own experiences in west Texas in the 60's and 70's.

    When we were young, and that spans about a generation's difference, much of what you described was accurate. We hadn't really processed how much things had changed since- not just the Blue laws in decline, but fewer churchgoers, multiple Sunday church services, weekend traveling patterns, among others.

    Thanks for discussing this- we're still exploring the causes of the ebb and flow of our customers, and it will be interesting to continue that conversation with her, adding some of the information you've brought to mind.

    Anyone who scoffs at happiness needs to take their soul back to the factory and demand a better one. -driftglass

    by postmodernista on Wed Jan 09, 2013 at 06:39:13 PM PST

    •  I am glad that I was able to (2+ / 0-)
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      get you two thinking and talking.  That is my function here, just to get a conversation started.

      You will never figure out the ebb and flow, and I love that term, because there are too many random factors.  But you will get the major parts of it and adjust your business appropriately.

      Warmest regards,

      Doc

      I would rather die from the acute effects of a broken heart than from the chronic effects of an empty heart. Copyright, Dr. David W. Smith, 2011

      by Translator on Wed Jan 09, 2013 at 06:43:59 PM PST

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      •  true, true (2+ / 0-)
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        we've changed so many things in the past few months, we'll never be able to establish direct causality in the increase in business. But we'll continue to discuss and adapt and evaluate, which, really should be an ongoing process.

        I'm fond of that term too. Thanks again.

        Anyone who scoffs at happiness needs to take their soul back to the factory and demand a better one. -driftglass

        by postmodernista on Wed Jan 09, 2013 at 06:48:36 PM PST

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