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…

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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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