|Kind of... except I don't think my ex-neighbor owns a suit.|
I know, PICTURES. Forthcoming... after I get off the internet and pick up the boxes and other bits of moving mess. Watch for it later in the week or early next.
Anyway. The house which has now become our lord, master, and taker of all our money has demanded several purchases. Things like garbage cans, shower curtains, doorstops, dishwasher soap, a second laundry basket, recycling bags, etc. Tonight we have to go shopping. And so here I sit in an ethical dilemma... to Wal-mart, or not to Wal-mart. That is the question.
|Save money, live better, LOSE YOUR SOUL.|
There are plenty (like, millions) of reasons not to shop at Wal-mart. Personally I take greatest issue with their disregard for workers rights both here and overseas. Seems to have the same kind of misanthropic feelings towards their customers too. Then there's the death of small business. And the ridiculous crowds. And the behemoth Supercenter stores which require a scooter to get around. I try to avoid shopping there as much as I humanly (and humanely) can.
BUT. There are times, like right now, where Wal-mart seems just too convenient to pass up. All of the ridiculous things I need to feed the house beast are under one roof at Wal-mart. And they are all on sale. And honestly it makes me want to throw up my arms in disgust at myself that I'm going to go over there and give them a bunch of money to keep doing what they are doing.
What this all comes down to is whether or not the ends (cheapy cheap shit for bottomless house pit) justify the means (evil corporate bastardisms). They don't. But in this case, I might just have to hold my nose.