Wal Mart: Push a Button and Wait


When I’m looking for the the ultimate customer experiece,Wal Mart doesn’t come to mind. Like billions of shoppers on the planet, it’s promise of low prices. I spend nearly $2500 a year at the West Sacramento, Wal Mart. The average family spends more than $5100 a year at a Wal Mart. Most of MY dollarsContinue reading “Wal Mart: Push a Button and Wait”

The $2 Billion Mall Rats


The inside story of a black sheep hedge fund, their massive bet that shopping malls would crash, and how they proved Wall Street wrong.  By: Ian Frisch/Equire Magazine Catie McKee, Dan McNamara, and their boss Marc Rosenthal had millions of dollars riding on Crystal Mall in Waterford, Connecticut. The trio worked at MP Securitized CreditContinue reading “The $2 Billion Mall Rats”

A follower or Safeway Stalker?


8:16Am Midtown Safeway, Sacramento Purpose:  Milk, Bananas, Sugar, Mushrooms, Yeast……. My new normal when I first enter a supermarket, is to first visit the paper aisle.  ___________________________________________________ A few weeks ago, I arrived early and there were about 20 twelve packagess of Scott Toilet Paper with 12 rolls. I grabbed my chest and staggered downContinue reading “A follower or Safeway Stalker?”

The People of Las Vegas


Las Vegas is both stranger and more normal than you might imagine, and for some reason, people don’t think anyone lives there By Amanda Fortini/believermag.com   It’s February in Las Vegas, and because I have managed to step on my glasses and break them, as I do at least once a year, I have goneContinue reading “The People of Las Vegas”

Watch Out Tesla: Hyundai and Kia is coming soon, like today


The 2019 Kia Niro EV The Hyundai Group (Hyundai-Kia-Genesis) is serious.    Hyundai’s popular Sonata and Elantra models as well has Kia’s Optima’s and Forte has seen huge declines in sales.  Like the most of auto industry, consumers are choosing SUV’s over passenger cars.  With one exception Tesla.  If you in any major city youContinue reading “Watch Out Tesla: Hyundai and Kia is coming soon, like today”

Arden Fair Mayhem (Social Media Edition)


Some Policemen and Mall owners have said, The 26th of December the day after Christmas seems to be the one of the most violent days in America’s malls. People are pent up from being with their family,” Closed schools, social media, the mall and juveniles with nothing to do?   Can be  combustible mix.  The victims:Continue reading “Arden Fair Mayhem (Social Media Edition)”

merry STUPID christmas (self inflected wounds)


  Its 2018, another year filled with stupid adults who shouldn’t leave their homes without professional supervision. _____________________________________________________   Despite all the warnings, every year shoppers fill the cars with gifts and return to the mall to shop.  Once their shopping is completed they return to an empty car with a broken window.   At anContinue reading “merry STUPID christmas (self inflected wounds)”

The Hyundai Kona EV is Coming to California


Actually Hyundai’s Kona is already here and is being sold all over the United States and Canada. However, the Kona EV (Electric Vehicle) initially will only be sold in the Golden State.   The New Hyundai’s funky looking subcompact SUV was introduced last spring.  Subcompact SUV’s are on fire and the Kona is what the strugglingContinue reading “The Hyundai Kona EV is Coming to California”

Shopping While Black in Citrus Heights


By: Erika D. Smith/Sacramento Bee The story of Zhalisa Clarke — a black woman who was minding her own business at a Raley’s in Citrus Heights when cashier accused her of shoplifting and called the police — didn’t make national news. It could have. In fact, it should have. Like Rashon Nelson and Donte Robinson,Continue reading “Shopping While Black in Citrus Heights”