November 16, 2017

“Excuse Me, But We Must Have Forgotten to Remove One of Our Inventory Control Tags”

Kinder, Gentler Store Security Once upon a time, a shoplifter (at least one who was detected) was met with a hail of “Stop! Thief!” With the advent of electronic tags, that changed to alarm bells, flashing lights, or other gaudy displays. Today? At least at Knollwood the other day, I heard this polite-but-loud announcement over the public...
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Calhoun Towers** in Southwest Minneapolis Gets a Makeover — and a New Neighbor (in 2018)

No More Penthouse Storage If ever there was an overlooked (if not long-neglected) commercial property in the Twin Cities, it was Calhoun Towers just northwest of Lake Calhoun in Southwest Minneapolis (note: the street address is 3430 List Place, but the locals commonly refer to it as “the high-rise behind Whole Foods”). Twenty-one stories tall with 360° views...
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“Disapprobation,” But Not “Disopprobium” (Huh?!?)

The opposite of “approbation” — a fancy synonym for “approval” — is the word, “disapprobation,” which naturally means disapproval. It would stand to reason, therefore, that the opposite of “opprobrium” — harsh criticism or censure — would be “disopprobrium.” Unh-unh. No such word. All of which leaves me pleasantly mayed** . . .    🙂 **The...
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Conversion Therapy: An “Amazon Atheist” Gets Religion

Share Price Heaven [Editor’s Note:  The views expressed here are solely those of Ross Kaplan, and do not represent Edina Realty, Berkshire Hathaway (“Berkshire”), or any other entity referenced. Edina Realty is a subsidiary of Berkshire.] Before I got religion on Amazon, you could say I was an “Amazon atheist” (or at least, an “Amazon...
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