Once upon a time a group of traders, whom I'll call "Triple O" (because I like "Triple O" cheese burgers from Whitespot), decided to take a very long-long walk. Their walk began in March 2009 and saw them following a steady course to where they are today.
First, "Triple O" needed to buy some walking tickets from the local bucket shop so that they could pay for their long-long walk. Sometimes they needed to stop in at one of these shops along the way so that they could cash in their tickets and pay for some rest and relaxation at either the "local resort" or go back to one of the others they'd passed along the way that looked more interesting...and sometimes they decided to try an out-of-the way place at a town off the beaten path that the locals said was worth visiting. Once they'd been "fed, watered, and relaxed," they stopped in at the local bucket shop and bought some more walking tickets for the next leg of their long-long walk. Sometimes they took short-long walks, and sometimes they took short-short walks and meandered a bit...how much they meandered may have been caused by how much they'd been "relaxed" and at which "resort."
This past week saw "Triple O" cashing in their tickets on Monday at the last bucket shop they visited after a short-long walk and they went for a short-short walk back to the local watering hole. I'll pause the story here for a moment and illustrate "Triple O's" walk so far on this picture below: