The wife likes Wal-Mart. And, I have to admit, I find that I like it. Most of the time.
Now, the thing that I don't like about Wal-Mart ... okay, there's more than one thing ... is the fact that they sell cheap foreign crap.
Sure, prices at Wal-Mart are generally lower than other places. And that's good. And bad.
Part of the reason their prices are so low is, I suspect, that they make lots of money on the cheap foreign crap. Mostly cheap Chinese crap. From China. You know. The ChiComs. The Commies. Not Taiwan. Or Free China. But Red China.
I'm not a big fan of communist countries. Cuba. North Korea. Red China.
And Wal-Mart sells a bunch of cheap crap from China.
But, apart from that, it's has lots of stuff.
They sell groceries. And some of the stuff they have is hard to find at Winn-Dixie or Publix or such. So, we buy lots of groceries at Wal-Mart. Although I'd prefer to buy from Publix or Winn-Dixie. But Wal-Mart usually has what I want. So I buy from there.
But one thing that really irritates me about Wal-Mart is the putting up of stock.
Have you ever noticed that they put stock up all the time all day long? Sure, they need to restock the shelves. If it's not on the shelves, they can't sell it. And it pisses off the customers when they can't find what they want.
But I've been to Wal-Mart late at night. Or early in the morning. Whichever.
And they seem to have empty shelves overnight. At least when I've been to Wal-Mart during the "off hours" the shelves were empty. Nobody putting stuff up.
So, why do they wait to put up stock during the day? Why not overnight?
Is it that they are feeling that folks have to come to Wal-Mart so they don't really care if they are making it rough on customers?
Maybe other customers don't really care. After all, they push their carts down the middle of the aisle, leving them there blocking everyone else. So, if they don't care if they block the aisles of others, they probably don't care if they're incovenienced by Wal-Mart's mid-day stocking.
Maybe it's just bad timing on my part. Or maybe Wal-Mart is just plain evil.