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Retirement, it’s a thing for hard-working people.

Retirement, it's a thing for hard working people.

Retirement, you finally made it, and you worked hard your entire life; you did the right thing, walked the line, worked hard and long hours.

You paid your taxes so city, state, and local towns employees, police, and teachers can be paid exorbitant amounts while enjoying as many perks as possible and then retire 20 years earlier than you. Let’s not forget how they even tell you that they are heroes, such gross people. They who you pay to retire on average 20 years earlier than you do, let that sink in.

Now, let’s forget about them and focus on you! So who is the real hero? Of course, you are the real hero, and now it’s time for you to retire. Let us try to pick a state and city that does not have high taxes so that a real hero should retire in your retirement.

Let’s get to it; I found this article on Forbes online that lists the top 100 places to retire; here is the link for the full article. Would you please read it? If you have the time, it has some great descriptions and images of each city. But if you don’t have time.

The #1 location in America to retire is Laramie, Wyoming, and the population is 32,000; median home costs $228,000. High plains college town (University of Wyoming), 130 miles north of Denver. Cost of living 4% above the national average. PROS: Good rank on the Milken Institute list of best cities for successful aging, a high number of physicians per capita. Good air quality. Low serious crime rate. No state income tax, no state estate/inheritance tax. CONS: Cold winters” (William P).

But if you are not ready for retirement just yet, visit the front page, and let’s get you back into a business.

REFERENCES:

Best Places To Retire In Each State. (2020, December 18). Retrieved December 20, 2020, from https://www3.forbes.com/business/best-places-to-retire-in-each-state-2018-vue/101/

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STAPLES CAN I HAVE A BAG

shopping cart next to a white paper bag

CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE IS EVERYTHING

If you can imagine, I went out today, physically, to shop in a store called Staples. I needed some odds and ends for the office. It felt good to get out and shop in person and not online.

Now that the word line popped into my head when I had all my supplies, I went to pay and stood in line on one of those stupid little dots that everyone has with STAY SIX FEET APART. I anxiously moved up Dot after Dot after Dot only to meet with the counter person (politically correct jargon). After all my items were scanned, I kept my mouth closed; I looked at her, she looked at me; it was an old west standoff. I suppose she thought I would carry all ten items in my hands out to the car and throw them in the trunk with all the rest of my OTHER shopping (which were in BAGS). Not putting items directly into a bag is such a silly concept. I finally actually had to say, “CAN I HAVE A BAG.” I wondered, is this a Staples process? Does the executive team at Staples think that people come out and visit only their store? Is their Customer Experience Executive (more politically correct jargon) ignorant to the shopping experience?

When people come out to shop at multiple stores and have many items to carry. It would be best if you were grateful for people who came to your store and you GAVE them at the very least their FIRST BAG a paper bag for FREE. Yes, Staples, Customer Experience is a thing and it start at the door and ends out the door. #customerexperience