Friday, November 28, 2008

Symbolic

If you persist at shopping Wal-Mart despite their blatent disregard for workers' safety and rights, keep this incident in mind: The people you're shopping with care more about getting cheap merchandise than they do about their fellow man. It's official.

Well, maybe it could have happened anywhere. But I certainly don't feel bad for sleeping in this morning instead of shopping!

4 comments:

Kim Moldofsky said...

This is really sickening. I have thought to myself that it *could* have happened at any other big box store, and yet, you really hear about this kind of thing happenening at Walmart more than at any other store. I remember someone getting hurt of a megasale on DVDs a few years back.

babyboyg said...

Funny that you posted this. I just got off the phone with a friend who had a horrible WalMart Black Friday experience, including someone taking something out of her cart and yelling that it wasn't hers yet b/c she hadn't paid for it!
This was in The Aloha State, btw, so it's not just this one New York WalMart! I think this is enough evidence to convict WalMarts everywhere!

Jenny said...

I have boycotted Wal-Mart for months, and blogged this too. Some people (one on my blog) say that the greedy customers are to blame, and that is true, but I still feel Wal-Mart could have made the deals just a little less amazing so the crowd wouldn't have been so large and/or hired a decent security force for the occasion.

What's sad is that Wal-Mart seems to symbolize the US: Don't care who made it, for how much, or under what conditions. Don't worry about the businesses you're hurting by shopping there. Just look the other way and be thankful for a good deal.

Notta Wallflower said...

my goal this season is to do two things - buy online and make gifts. This way, I avoid most of the asses that the Christmas season seems to bring out.