Wal-Mart, while on the one hand being a beacon of capitalism, is on the other hand a craptastic place to actually shop.
I read an article in Time talking about how Wal-Mart is eating Target’s lunch. Let me tell you, it’s not on my account. Wal-Mart is a vast wasteland of downtrodden white trash and Mexicans. I’m sure that sounds rude, but I’m serious.
When a Wal-Mart goes into an area, you can be positive that within 5 years, the yuppies will all move out and the Mexicans and white trash will move in. I’m not sure if that’s universal, but it’s definitely true in the Midwest.
Wal-Mart is not only a beacon of capitalism, it’s a beacon of deals that even trailer trash can afford.
Target on the other hand, has well lit, well maintained stores, with prices just high enough to keep out the riffraff. I will gladly spend a little more money to have an enjoyable shopping experience…. one that doesn’t include toothless morons leering at me and unkempt Mexicans trying to communicate in another language.
I’m not a racist. I’m quite sure there are Mexicans who speak English and bathe. I just don’t know them personally. I’m a culturalist. I think other cultures suck (as I’ve said before), so if you don’t meet the mark, I look down on you. Bathing is key to meeting my mark, as is basic dental hygiene and of course speaking English.
I often wonder at what point a person gives up on life to the extent they no longer care enough to cover their BO. (Incidentally, am I the only one that finds it funny that Obama’s program on his website is called “myBO”?)
Target is filled with good smelling, clean-toothed, English speaking patrons. I don’t see how they can lose.