Saturday, March 04, 2006
I know it's dumb, but I like..
If I can't sleep and it's 2 or 3 AM, I get up and go to Walmart. I love to browse. The atmostphere holds some of the charm of our small towns, where most Walmarts are found.
It was God's divine pre-destination that placed me smack dab in the middle of the home of Walmart, while I was merely passing through Bentonville, MS in fall of 2005. He knew it would mean something to me.
It's a pretty nice town and they were having this giant arts and crafts festival while I was there.
I'm sorry, but I'm not sure what the hate is all about. I mean, if kentucky Fried Chicken comes to town and everyone is mad that Uncle Peterson's not so great fried chicken is now competing with Kentucky Fried - is that fair? Do we eat low quality fried chicken because it's the local chicken place and we don't want to upset Uncle Peterson?
i grew up in a small town and I am the last person to want to see those cool, quaint small town groceries and shops to disappear. At the same time I know I would've loved to have one store that offers the same stuff you find in all the other stores of a chain - like Walmart! You can't argue with competition that offers quality, value, variety and good customer service. Can you? I haven't seen the film, so maybe I should.
Photo courtesy of newspaper, The Onion