A picture of the inside of a remodeled Walmart in Miami, Florida. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
First, allow me to say, I hate shopping at WalMart! With a passion! Yes, they have low prices…but that’s the only positive I see in shopping there. Customer service is nonexistent. Invariably, something that I want (or several things I want) are out of stock. The stores are much too large for a quick trip…whatever I want is going to be in the far corner…always. They have hundreds of check-out lanes and usually have only 2 or 3 open. Long lines, long waits…
Having said all of that, I did make my once quarterly shopping trip to WalMart today. I’ve been putting it off for something like two weeks now. I’ve told myself I was too tired after work to face the mobs there. On my days off, I’ve convinced myself that I will stop after work the next day, then, that day, I can’t make myself do it. So, this morning, I got up, got ready and headed out the door before I could talk myself out of making the trip.
Were they busy? Of course. As busy as they would be this afternoon? Probably not. Surprisingly, I was unable to get only one item on my list (do I take a list? You betcha! I’m not walking up and down all of those aisles and buying more than I need) and I was able to pick it up at Kroger for just about the same price.
It didn’t take me as long as I thought it would. And of the 3 check-out lanes open, the one I walked up to got me through pretty quickly. Yes!!
But, let me ask you a question…do you think the people who shop at WalMart view that as the kind of store where you don’t really have to get dressed to go shopping? I didn’t get all dolled up to go there, but I did throw on some clean clothes and a little make-up, styled my hair, you know, the basics. Women there with rather large busts wearing skimpy little spaghetti strap tops (of course with their bellies showing), short shorts that were very tight and left nothing to the imagination. One lady was wearing a t-shirt with food on it (actual food, not a picture of food)…and yes, Simone, the pajamas, always the pajamas…altho, I must say, I see this everywhere…I live in a major college town and this has become a common look.
Am I being too critical? Maybe. I’d love to have the body confidence to feel comfortable wearing things like that (well, maybe not the food on my shirt) in public…I try not to judge people by how they look, goodness knows, I’ve had those judgements made about me in the past. And ultimately, I guess it’s no one else’s business how you dress. But sometimes it is kind of funny!!
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