after i dropped mini off last night, i was passing by a wal*mart on my way back to the interstate and realized there's something i need that, if i can find it at all, would be at wal*mart.
now, i know enough about the evil corporation to not spend my money there. exploited labor, both domestically and abroad.. purposefully out-pricing competitors to drive them out of business.. all things i should not be supporting.
so, anyway, i had no luck in what i went there for, but realized i really needed cat litter. when i got up to the line and realized it was going to take me 15 minutes to get through it, i figured i'd at least make my shopping trip worth it.
a thought that kept recurring during my little wal*excursion: how can they be so freaking cheap?? well, i mean, i know HOW. but OH MY GOD.
it's a horrible, horrible place - everything is so freaking cheap, you just want to buy it, but you don't WANT to.
so now i am having huge pangs of guilt: i spent $100 there. (3 $5 DVDs, my new niece/nephew's xmas gift, cat litter, meal bars, milk, cereal, boca burgers, etc.) i felt guilty the whole time i was shopping there, too, but - omg, so cheap! like these purses that i liked were only $10. i made myself run away from that area before i was tempted.. that must be what cheating on your spouse feels like: this is so wrong, but feels so good!
well, hopefully i can be strong in the future when faced with the extraordinary bargains found on the wal*mart shelves. luckily, i pretty much consider the place to be hell on earth (i had read three magazines in line by the time i got to pay for my stuff) and it takes a lot for me to step foot in there.