I was in Wal-Mart today and heard the official start to the holidays. While checking out humidifier filters, over the PA came “Glo-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-ria in excelsis deo.” This is the first carol of the year and not a minute too soon, considering most folks are already buying Christmas gifts.
And while on the subject of Wal-Mart… let me give a reason why I think this store and corp benefit Americans. Yes, there is plenty of legitimacy about unions and prices that aren’t fair and foreign labor, etc. etc. etc. However, the truth of the matter is that we Americans want the most we can have for the least amount of money. Wal-Mart understands this. And delivers. That’s their marketing plan and it certainly seems to work for them.
Here’s my personal bit, though… no one will deny that drugs are out of control in this country. I’m talking prescription meds here. And Wal-Mart now has a program where, in at least 15 states, customers can buy $4 prescriptions. No program to buy into, no contracts to sign, just be a Wally World customer and get generic meds for $4. I did it yesterday and will continue to do so in the future.