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Friday, January 02, 2004

The Evil that is Wal-Mart

The Evil that is Wal-Mart

Melanie points out a coming backlash for Wal-Mart.

Now, I'd never thought I'd ever see a company which would combine the soul-killing drudgery of Nike and the disrepect of the worker like McDonald's, but Wal-Mart has proven me wrong.

Wal-Mart is pure unadulterated evil. Not only does it underpay their workers, taunts them with a health insurance plan they can't afford and deny promotions, it's Orwellian promotion of how great life is at Wal-Mart bears the hallmark of Orwell. That smiling face is like the symbol of some vast dictatorship which can punish those who do not agree with it.

But how do I know Wal-Mart is evil?

Well, I got a small indoor grill for Christmas from Wal-Mart.

This thing is one of the most shody, dangerous, pieces of crap I've ever seen. Oh, it works, and for $4.86, it works as well as can be expecxted. The problem is that expectation. No on/off switch, no temperature gauge, you have to turn it on and off by pulling the plug. A couple of dollars more and this thing could have been made safer. Instead, it's like a little bomb, waiting to set fires and it didn't have to be.

Wal-Mart is the perfect epitome of Bush's America, greedy, cheap and less than what it should be.

posted by Steve @ 6:49:00 AM

6:49:00 AM

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