Once you do that, you're coming home, ... I had a moment of reflection thinking about the Columbia crew and obviously hoping we'd make it further than they did and wishing that they'd made it all the way home. There was a little bit of trepidation there, I think, for me. I wouldn't be human otherwise.
We haven't hit the second roll yet -- the people who will run out of money for the hotel and are now out of a job. I don't know if anyone can estimate their numbers. It could be 100,000. They will be a quiet group. They won't be a dramatic group.
We were pleased that UPS maintained its growth across all product segments, particularly our international and domestic express businesses, ... However, the economy did slow much faster than we expected and we were not satisfied with our earnings performance.
Natural disasters are terrible things, but there is a different kind of ongoing calamity in poverty and nobody is doing a better job in addressing it in different ways than Bill and Melinda Gates and Bono.
The fact that approximately one-third of the eligible Class A-1 shares were not tendered demonstrates that UPS employees, retirees and founding families have great confidence in the company's long-term prospects,
If we have 800 parents withhold tuition payments that's $500,000 that they won't be getting. If we withhold the June 1 one also, it will be a total of $1 million. We would like to see how they respond to that.
It's a new concept in general. It's been around the country for at least 10 years in some bigger areas, but it's gaining popularity throughout the country. It's becoming more and more accepted. It's taken up very well here, and people see the benefits of it.