What struck Jim Wier first, as he entered the Wal-Mart vice presidents office, was the seating area for visitors. “It was just some lawn chairs that some other peddler had left behind as samples.” The vice presidents office was furnished with a folding lawn chair and a chaise lounge.
And so Wier, the CEO of lawn-equipment maker Simplicity, dressed in a suit, took a seat on the chaise lounge. “I sat forward, of course, with my legs off to the side. If youve ever sat in a lawn chair, well, they are lower than regular chairs. And I was on the chaise. It was a bit intimidating. It was uncomfortable, and it was going to be an uncomfortable meeting.”
… and this is why it drives me crazy seeing Apple products sold at Wal-Mart. If I want something cheap, I go to Wal-Mart. If I want something of high quality, I don’t go to Wal-Mart.