From the top of a story on Wal-Mart in today’s NYT:

“A confidential report prepared for senior executives at Wal-Mart Stores concludes, in stark terms, that the chain’s traditional strengths — its reputation for discounts, its all-in-one shopping format and its enormous selection — ‘work against us’ as it tries to move upscale.”

In other news, a therapy session for Earl Swatstorm concluded, in stark terms, that Earl’s strengths — his tough-guy manner, his fanatical attention to money, and his obsessive collecting of “B.J. and the Bear” memorabilia — will actually ‘work against him’ as he tries to find a girlfriend.

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