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KC got an email this week that challenged his credentials and opinions, prompted by the debate over out-of-stocks.  It read like this:

I'm beginning to wonder how much time you have spent working in a supermarket.  And the more I think about it, the more I realized I have no idea if you have worked in a supermarket - or any type of retail store.  Could you explain to us readers what your background in retail is?  How many years have you worked as an assistant manager as well as a manager of a supermarket - or any retail store?  Also, how long ago was that?  I know you've been writing this blog and doing speaking engagements for many years so it must have been quite a while ago that you worked in retail.

His response, in part, is relief that his dirty little secret now has been exposed.  But there's more…