Friday, December 24, 2010

...and that's why I don't shop at walmart

Until yesterday I hadn't set wheel inside a Wal-Mart for over a year (its been roughly 2 years since I have made a purchase within one.) that these stores get their "always" low prices from being completely morally corrupt. I've seen The High Cost of Low Prices...I know what's up and agree completely with it. However, that's not entirely why I've lost that lovin' feeling for the superstore. The store gives me anxiety and makes me insane with discomfort. It always has. [Tangent: Plus it doesn't have Icee's in its mini food court. HUGE DRAWBACK!]

I don't know if its the lack of organization, poor lighting, surly sales associates or the fact that every section has at least 1 or 2 items emblazoned with Tinkerbell or Scooby Doo...It's really hard to narrow it down. Probably the biggest issue is that I can never find anything...ever. If I finally do find the jumbo sized George Foreman Grill I am looking for, there is a 50/50 shot that the price will be clearly defined or that the packaging will be in tact or covered in an ambiguous sticky substance.

Because its Christmas time and "should all acquaintance be forgot and never brought to mind" and all that jazz, I decided to go to ol' Wally World with my mother and sister because that is where they desired to do their last minute shopping. Soon after passing through the sliding doors behind some gents in jorts and elf hats...I knew I had made a mistake. Generally I am the type to go with the flow, but that store really makes me uncomfortable [Tangent: Damn my advertising degree and knowledge of marketing and branding. To say the least, product merchandising is not Wal-Mart's strong suit, whereas  placing things on industrial palettes and partially blocking aisle ways is.]

After becoming exasperated with me and my deer in the headlights demeanor, my sister soon started to see my point. And these are just a couple reasons why I don't shop at Wal-Mart...

Although these sweatshirts were a steal at $5, something was amiss.

A belted tube top in December! Hot look!
I only wish I would've started my photo expose earlier to reveal the wide selection of Designer Imposters fragrance gift sets [Tangent: "If you love Obsession- you'll love confess." Wait, who loves Obsession?]
Hold that fragrance called Ninja?

Confession: I did discover that I really enjoyed the exclusive Miley Cyrus line of clothing. Who woulda thunk it? But, this is not enough reason for my to become an avid Wal-Mart shopper.  It's not that I'm better than the store, because I'm clearly not. I just am willing to pay a few dollars more to retain my sanity. Although its getting expensive, thank heavens for Target.
...see...look how happy she looks.


  1. Please tell me that the "i'm clearly not" phrase links to your post about wanting to get married at Cracker Barrel. I didn't want to click on it till after I wrote this, because I thought you should be enlightened as to my thought process. But my fingers are crossed.


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