I think in some ways we have allowed other people to set the agenda. Other people to define who we are.
I would guess that any criticism about Wal-Mart could have some element of truth with 1,500,000 people.
In some ways, people forget about average working people, and how they live their lives.
One of the things that strikes me is so many of the critics are people whose lifestyle doesn't change when the price of fuel changes, or if they keep a Wal-Mart store out of their area.
People aren't going to talk about it except me and that is communication and the visits I have personally had in our meetings with our store managers saying if you do these things you will be terminated, period.
So I think we have an obligation with our size to make sure that we are open to what people have to say to us because the people who criticize us, they're not all mean-spirited.
The beauty of this country and what people participate in is the competitive nature that we allow to exist and the fact is that we are better because we have great competitors.
There are going to be some people who never want Wal-Mart. That's OK.
Because the truth is our wages are really competitive and they're good.
If we take care of the customers and associates and grow the business, Wall Street will be pleased.
I just think that it's maybe fashionable today to try to take individual actions and individual failures and take the broadest possible brush and try to paint a company.
And what I am trying to say to them that through our ads and through our discussions is if you don't want us in your community, that's your choice, but don't say it's because of wages.
It's hard for us in our stores to be a leader in technology.
Many of them are doing it because they are concerned about smart growth.
More and more, more and more digital, in particular, I think you'll see in our stores next year, as we start combining these digital products and they interface with each other, you'll see that represented in Wal-Mart.