It also means that I've been telling the truth when I say sales are in the crapper. Of course, you wouldn't want to admit to the truth would you? Have you asked box how the parking lot painting project is coming? BTW, I took my new assistant out on Saturday to check the competition in our area. There is a converted former ALbertson's in our area and a converted Lucky to Albertson's. The converted Albertson's was not very busy at 2:30 in the afternoon, three checkstands (on June 3rd). The Albertson's had an empty space right next to the blue spaces, which I took, and it looked like it was getting ready to close. What a morgue. My assistant took 3 steps in and said, "why is this thing still open?" Does that tell you how things really are. Also, this used to be a pretty busy store.