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1441, 27 Mar 20

WalMart Sees Sales Surge for Tops, but Not Bottoms

There are a lot of teleworkers sitting in their underwear.

(CNN)With more and more people working from home, Walmart has picked up on an interesting trend: Tops have seen an increase in sales, while bottoms haven’t.

The reason? Teleworking.
That’s what Walmart’s executive vice president of corporate affairs Dan Bartlett told Yahoo Finance on Thursday. Later, a spokesman for the company told CNN the same thing.
As officials try to control the Covid-19 pandemic, millions of white collar workers — normally bound by dress codes and expectations in the office — are trading business trousers for sweat pants, and stiff blazers for that hoodie they would only ever allow their family, roommates or dog to see.

1441, 27 March 2020


  1. kjanz1899

    Video conferencing is a waste of bandwidth.

  2. jjf

    Well, actually…  unused bandwidth is a waste of bandwidth.

  3. Jason

    Sure dummy, just like leaving the tap closed on your sink is a waste of water. You really look at things from a stupid point of view.

  4. jjf

    Let me tell you how pipes work.

  5. Mark Hoefert

    John, you reminded me of the Dilbert cartoon where the pointy haired boss is trolled into believing that disk space will be saved if everyone would use small fonts.  “Many people use entire colons in situations where a semicolon would do just fine.”

  6. jjf

    I was going to ask Jason where the bandwidth goes when you’re not using it.

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