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People who shop at Wal-Mart......

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Bad Brains, Mar 2, 2006.

  1. Bad Brains

    Bad Brains Banned

    Jan 7, 2004
    Detroit, michigan
    So what do some of you people think about people who shop at Wal-Mart?

    I was driving though the parking lot where a Wal-Mart is and I seen all these people walking in and out of the store. I really can't understand why someone would want to support such and evil ugly store. Wal-Mart represents all that is soulless and wrong, and these people are shopping there.

    I'm just going to have to assume these people are evil too because they are contributing to the bland boring cookie-cutter evil corporation influenced suburban culture takeover.

    Now I’m no Saint. I have definitely shopped at places like Kroger and Meijer many of times. While this may be true, at least I never shopped at Wal-Mart! People could easily bring down this horrible company by simply refusing to shop there.

    So let me know what you think about Wal-Mart shoppers. I expect to get flamed for this one, but I must express myself so it’s alright. (I'm also bored and stuck at work for a while and needed to write about something).
  2. Mike N

    Mike N Missing the old TB Supporting Member

    Jan 28, 2001
    Spencerport, New York
    I shop at WalMart, and I drive an SUV.

    Bite me. :spit:
  3. kserg


    Feb 20, 2004
    London, UK

    As long as you take less then 47 seconds at drive-thru you are ok though...
  4. 43% burnt

    43% burnt an actor who wants to run the whole show

    May 4, 2004
    Bridgeport, CT
    This is gonna be a good one.;)

    I find it an extremely unpleasant shopping experience whenever I go. For some reason I always end up cursing and wanting to leave half-way through the place. I go to Target...slightly less evil.

    I usually try to stay away from Wal-Mart. I'm not a huge fan of the company and what it stands for. I recently saw a documentary on Wal-Mart called "Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price." It went into detail on the effects its having on small town "Mom and Pop" type stores that are going out of business because they can't compete. It also discussed some of Wal-Mart's unethical business polices an exploitation of it workers.
  5. dont shop at wal mart you could NEVER live in the south. where else could you get a napkin dispenser at 10 o clock at night. geeeesh.
  6. TARGET. thats a womans store. oh my god im feelin light headed. i think im a gona pass ou..................................
  7. Are you always this retarded? Seriously...I KNOW the business practices and the ethics involved, but sometimes a working stiff Father of two mortgage and two car payments type like me needs to save a buck or two.

    I don't usually buy anything like clothes there or anything beyond name-brand comsumables, and CD's or movies....and you can bite me if you think I'm evil because I saved 3 bucks on my copy of "walk the line". B- low Me.

    Seriously, get off yer friggin soapbox. You don't wanna shop there? Fine by me. But don't condecend to scorn others or put yerself above them as a result...you look like an ass.

    Does it suck that there are less options out there as a result of their suburban takeover tactics? Do I know they treat thier employees like crap? Sure, but then again, I get treated like crap at other places as the consumer. Am I aware they drive some manufacturers to sell their wares for less and less, sometimes to their detriment? Yes I do... Doesn't make anything right, but they are employing people. Of course. But I refuse to feel bad, nor am I gonna drive an extra 35 minutes to Target or Kohl's to buy a lightbulb or whatever just so I can "sleep better at night".

  8. guy n. cognito

    guy n. cognito Secret Agent Member Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 28, 2005
    Nashville, TN

    Wal-Mart has succeeded because it offers what shoppers want: large selection at affordable prices. Wal-Mart isn't evil, there just better than their competition. If anything, Wal-Mart is the posterchild of the successful American business. They have created a business model that feeds the American publics need for affordable goods in a convenient shopping atmosphere

    If Wally World didn't exist, another company would take it's place. Americans want this type of store, which explains its success. Don't like it? Don't shop there. But don't cast dispersions on the rest of the shopping public who think differently.

    BTW, I don't shop at WalMart, but I just can't stand when someone gets on their high-horse on the issue of super retailers. I don't consider myself superior to those that choose to shop there. I'm not that self-righteouss.

    Oh, yeah: I drive an SUV, too. ;)
  9. Oh yeah, I drive an SUV too!AND I order my burgers with no galdrurn pickles. In the drive thru. Just to piss you off from afar.

  10. Bad Brains

    Bad Brains Banned

    Jan 7, 2004
    Detroit, michigan
    Chill out, I mostly made this thread for fun.

    There are stores basically just as cheap and a little less evil like Target I agree.

    "I tried to walk into Target, but I missed. Target should have dead people splattered all over the front of the store"
    - Mitch Hedburg
  11. txbasschik


    Nov 11, 2005
    Leander, Texas
    I shop at Walmart. Not exclusively...I prefer to support HEB, which is a Texas grocery chain that supports Texas farmers and ranchers, and sells more Texas product than anyone else. I have family in farming and ranching. When I shop HEB, I feel I am supporting my own.

    But I do shop at WalMart for clothing, hardware, and stuff like that. I don't make much money, nor does my husband. We support local places whenever possible, but we can't afford to always pay more. I can find nice things for my daughter to wear at WalMart that don't cost an arm and a leg. It is dumb to pay much for kids' clothes, because they grow out of them quickly.

    I'm not evil. My SUV is a 6 cyl -- I need it to haul my equipment and still get up Hard Hill. I support my local businesses at every opportunity. But sometimes, I need to go to WalMart.

    Yes, its an evil company. I hate how they treat their employees. But if Aimee needs jeans, and I can't find what she needs at Goodwill, I'll buy them at WalMart. I can't afford the mall.

  12. Dude, I can't find reason to chill when there is nothing to imply "chillin".

    I have to ask if the movie "Wal Mart: the High Cost of Low Prices" is porn to you? :smug:

    If I came on strong,it's because you did. Capish?
  13. 43% burnt

    43% burnt an actor who wants to run the whole show

    May 4, 2004
    Bridgeport, CT
    Hahahaha...That dude kills me.
  14. Bad Brains

    Bad Brains Banned

    Jan 7, 2004
    Detroit, michigan
    Never seen the movie but i'm curious to now.

    I didn't mean to come off as strong. I thought everyone could tell this was more of a goof fun thread. I even threw in two lines from Office Space into the rant.

    Of course I don't really think people who shop at Wal-Mart are evil. I'm not THAT moronic.
  15. guy n. cognito

    guy n. cognito Secret Agent Member Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 28, 2005
    Nashville, TN
    Trying desperately to find the "fun" in your original post........

  16. UnsungZeros

    UnsungZeros The only winning move is not to play.

    Nevermind all the unethical things that Wal-Mart does, that place is creepy as hell.

    But if you really want to get creepy, try Sam's Club, Wal-Mart's wholesale warehouse chain. I know of no other place where a person can buy tires, milk, an engagment ring, furniture, electronics, perscriptions, clothes, vacation packages and dog food in one store. Creepy.
  17. d8g3jdh

    d8g3jdh Guest

    Aug 9, 2005
    For fun or not, there's an awful lot of igonrance in this post. While your age is not listed in your profile, I'm guessing that you are a student. Unfortunately, this means that you have not had to experience the trials and tribulations of owning a house, car, etc. Neither have I, but what I do know is that short of Room and board I pay for everything I want, which means I have to work a lot. People who shop at Wal-Mart aren't evil, they just want to save some money.

    Furthermore, Wal-Mart is not evil. I believe it had ethical issues in the past, but these have since been resolved. Furthermore, they actually give quite a bit back to the community, If nothing else then through taxes. Finally, this is capitalism. Wal-Mart didn't get to wherethey are today by brainwashing consumers. they saw a need that wasn't going fulfilled and they jumped on it. We should all be so lucky.

    In summary, pull your head out of your ass. :D

    P.S. After re-reading your post it seems as though you are in fact not a student but perhaps older. This confuses me even more. Have you never needed to save a buck?
  18. d8g3jdh

    d8g3jdh Guest

    Aug 9, 2005
    There is absolutely no sense of "goof fun" in your OP. None. Zip. Nada. You also said you expected to get flamed. Expectation fulfilled.
  19. DigMe


    Aug 10, 2002
    Waco, TX
    Plus, HEB is just kickass!

  20. Bad Brains

    Bad Brains Banned

    Jan 7, 2004
    Detroit, michigan
    Sams club is indeed creepy. They stock up items in huge bulks over 30 feet high. What happens if you want something that's way up there? How do you get to it!?