Friday, December 09, 2005

More on Walmart

Ever since I watched that Wal-Mart movie, I think I've annoyed pretty much everyone with my rants on the corporation. The first couple of hours of our car trip up to Kansas for Thanksgiving consisted of me telling my grandparents, mom, and stepfather all about how evil it is. At about the second hour mark we passed a Wal-Mart and my grandma says "oh look! There's a Wal-Mart! We should stop!" Luckily, we didn't. I then decided that maybe I should stop talking so I took out my ipod and cranked up some Springsteen.

Today, my friend Seth forwarded this article to me - Wal-Mart Critics: Where Would Jesus Shop? Which then reminded me of an op-ed in our local paper earlier this week. Unfortunately, it is not on the Waco Trib's website, but it basically said, "yes, Wal-Mart does a lot of bad things, but so does everywhere else! It's okay that they suck because everyone else does too!" Now, how is that logical in any sense? It reminds me of what my parents would say -"if everyone else jumped off the Mackinaw Bridge, would you?" Just because other companies do not offer adequate benefits or pay decent salaries does not make it okay that Wal-Mart doesn't either! They have the resources to do so, but they are choosing not too.

From the Wal-Mart article I was led to this page - Wake-up Walmart. A whole website about how bad Wal-Mart is! So much reading to do! I suspect that the rest of my day will not be spent studying for my history of traditional china final, like I should be doing, but reading about the evils of Wal-Mart. Why oh why did I find this site today when I have a 9am final tomorrow?? Or I guess, why do I find ways to procrastinate so easily??

2 comments:

Cecilia said...

Please put down the alcohol and study. No, I'm just kidding, anyway, I went to that site. There is a lot of reading. But you know who's going to go to Wal-Mart over break--us. I bet. Just a hunch, since we go all the time. Remember when we went and looked for Sweet Tea for FOREVER. Good times in Wal-Mart. Anyway, we should skip it and go to Shop-Ko (the store for you) instead on grils' day out and get presents! You know it'll be fun...

Golda said...

We SHOULD go to Shopko (Neat Stuff, Neat Store) over break instead of Wal-Mart! Do they have a lot of yarn??