Not being a big Walmart fan, not only because of its policies where people work for minimum wage and just below a 40-hour work week, preventing them from receiving health care benefits, as the Walton family make multiple billions annually, the People of Walmart site added to my glee. Yeah, I know that it may seem a bit twisted as most of it's core customers probably work minimum wage jobs themselves which profits Walmart.
Generally speaking, I am not a big fan of any Big Box store, as they draw people and resources outside of their communities.
Walmart could probably care less about the People of Walmart site, as it already knows its core customers well. The description and stories below are funny to me because I promise you I have seen and heard the likes of many of these in Walmart and I'm sure others have too, hence the reason for the website crash.
Visitors to the site are encouraged to upload pictures of Walmart shoppers.
Let’s face it; we all have seen the people who obviously don’t have mirrors and/or family and friends to lock them in a basement, and they all seem to congregate at Walmart. It’s not everywhere that you can shop for milk at 10 a.m. next to a 400lb mother of 6 wearing a pink tube top, leopard tights, and hooker heels.Okay, some of it is perhaps in bad taste, but isn't some of it funny? God forgive me if it's cruel. But I think the site's funny in the way that "All in the Family," one of my all-time favorite shows is. But I will gladly repent if need be. In the meantime, I'm laughing hysterically.
Where else can one go to pick up underwear at 3 O’clock in the afternoon and spot the greatest mullet of all time paired with a mustard stained wife beater (which only accents the extreme amount of body hair) and camo pants that were actually used in Vietnam.
And if you haven’t ran into the 6'2" bull-dyke with a shaved head, rockin a wonder bra, flannel cutoff shirt, and jean shorts at 2 a.m. when you're there to pick up frozen pizza, Doritos, and Chips Ahoy cookies, then you can get the fuck out right now.
Letting it all hang out, telling the world you’ve stopped caring about your appearance and scarfing down hunks of cheese and greasy pizza as you parade about the aisles in search of cheaper ice cream and a new pair of Dickies to disguise the cigarette burns from your last Saturday night blowup with the missus.What are your thoughts, funny or not?
That’s the scene at your local Wal-Mart. But wait, let’s not forget parents who scream at their children and constantly hold the threat of physical punishment over their heads while they curse into their prepaid cell phones. What chance do kids have of behaving appropriately in that situation when the People of Wal Mart are their role models?
Time asks why the People of Wal Mart often don’t dress or act appropriately, why their clothing choices range from lazy to eccentric, bronco busting to burlesque. Why have they stopped caring about putting their best face forward?