“What can be said in New Year rhymes,
That's not been said a thousand times?
The new years come, the old years go,
We know we dream, we dream we know.
We rise up laughing with the light,
We lie down weeping with the night.
We hug the world until it stings,
We curse it then and sigh for wings.
We live, we love, we woo, we wed,
We wreathe our prides, we sheet our dead.
We laugh, we weep, we hope, we fear,
And that's the burden of a year.”
“Our turnover rate as of May of this year was about 70 percent, which is about 30 percent below the industry standard. We have now gotten our turnover rate down to 40 percent and we feel pretty comfortable it is going to go lower.”
“The Middle East is only around 0.2 percent of our turnover, so it's really a very small part of our sales. We know that some shops have removed our products from their shelves, but it's not a general picture; some have and some have not.”