鈥淪orry鈥?鈥?I began, but his face was already back in the beans. Maggie pressed her fingers together almost convulsively as she held them clasped on her lap. A great terror was upon her, as if she were ever and anon seeing where she stood by great flashes of lightning, and then again stretched forth her hands in the darkness. 北京赛车pk10 搜狐 鈥淪orry鈥?鈥?I began, but his face was already back in the beans. JACK SHEWMAKER: "When I took over the store in Fayetteville, which would have been May of 1955, Sam was paying thegirls fifty cents an hour. After that first paycheck went out, I thought about it and decided, This is for thebirds.' So the next week I raised them to seventy-five cents an hour, and I got a telephone call from Sam. Arnulfo wasn鈥檛 going up against a fast American. He was about to race the world鈥檚 only twentyfirst-century Tarahumara. The VPI (Volume Producing Item) contest is a perfect example of how we put this into practice. 銆€銆€鈥淒amn,鈥?I muttered. 鈥淭hat鈥檚 just what Torg said.鈥? 鈥淪orry鈥?鈥?I began, but his face was already back in the beans. I already told you how I pushed Moon Pies as my item one year and sold $6 million worth. But theMoon Pie contest started back in 1985, when John Love, an assistant manager at the time in Oneonta,Alabama, accidentally ordered four or five times more Moon Pies than he intended to and found himselfup to his eyeballs in them. Desperate, John came up with the idea of a Moon Pie Eating Contest as a wayto move the Moon Pies out before they went bad on him. Who would have thought something like thatwould catch on Now it's an annual event, held every fallon the second Saturday in Octoberin theparking lot of our Oneonta store. It draws spectators from several states and has been written up innewspapers and covered by television literally all over the world. As of this writing, by the way, theworld record for Moon Pie eating is sixteen double deckers in ten minutes. It was set in 1990 by a guynamed Mort Hurst, who bills himself as "the Godzilla of Gluttony."Corny How could you get any cornier than that But when folks get together and do this sort of sillystuff it's really impossible to measure just how good it is for their morale. To know that you're supposedto have a good time, that there's no place for stuffed shirts, or at least that they always get theircomeuppance, is a very uplifting thing for all of us.