A quick rant…

For the record, I have no problem shopping at WalMart. But only before 8 am. I can’t stand it when it’s so busy that I can’t walk through the aisles. Why can’t I walk through the aisles? I’m glad you asked! Because of some dimwit who is so oblivious to how his/her actions are affecting other shoppers. Mainly because said dimwit’s shopping cart is completely blocking the aisle and his/her 3-8 children are running around like banchees… or the banchees are climbing the shelves and pulling puzzles down on to the ground and blocking the aisle. And I don’t shop there for everything… just a few things once a month or so.

OK – now that I got that off my chest… you can see why I shop at WalMart early in the morning, before the masses wake up.

Go ahead and start throwing your rocks. I know that quite a lot of people truly HATE WalMart (and I’m sure this blog post will garner some comments to remind us of a few of those reasons)… but it’s been good for my wallet. Call me a cheapskate, call me selfish, call me a sell-out, call me un-american – but I do not want to pay almost double for my shampoo or cleaning supplies. And the big box company has provided a lot of jobs for local people… for quite a few people whose smaller companies laid them off. WalMart has even posted some pretty successful numbers through this rough economy.

I am not the type of person to drive across town to get shampoo for $0.50 cheaper. But I am not going to buy it full price just because it’s at the store I’m currently at – unless of course I’m having a “shampoo emergency” and just don’t have time to wait for the monthly WalMart stop. But when I can save $15-20 on a few select items (shampoo, conditioner, light bulbs, tissue and toothpaste) you can guarantee I’m going to make a stop in to WalMart.

But, WalMart may have just convinced me to look elsewhere for my savings…

The first sign I read when walking into WalMart yesterday morning was a clothing line in the section for young men (ages 10-16), by “Jesse James”. The shirt display was right on the aisle, at the front of the section… as if to say “TAKE ME HOME TODAY!” Across the olive green t-shirt was scribbled “JESSE JAMES” with a grungy looking swirl and paint splatter on it. Very stylish! And a bit funny as well…

The news on dirt-bag Jesse James broke about two weeks ago, right?!

Just checking…

Yes, that’s the t-shirt I’d want my 13 year old son wearing (if I had a 13-yr old son)… I’m sure WalMart is going to sell out of those t-shirts real quick!

Good reminder, when we idolize people (aka humans) we will be disappointed…


One thought on “A quick rant…

  1. Hi Lori! I'm surfing blogs today and ran across yours. I have the same love/hate relationship with Walmart :} ~Your flower pics are lovely! Have a great day – you'll probably see me around again if that's allright 😉


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