Man oh man! work was well------work, of course! I don't mind the work part, you know. The only thing I would like better is to take out the stupidity part! I'd sure-nuff would like it much better.
Ya see, I like to get me old fat body a movin' faster than normal. Normal is a turtle's pace. I get to goin' and get into a kind of a zone, a slow zone, get me some perspiration going, me body feels better, looser. My body must take the air normally for reserved for me brain, when I get to movin' like a fast turtle, with a little flame to the hind parts! Anyhow --- I get kind of a caveman endorphin rush, I gotta out run that hairy prehistoric elephant with them big tusk! Don't want to be a sis-ka-bob on one of them tusk!
Man oh man, sure seems like I write a lot about work don't it? Well now if I was a brain surgeon most likely I talk about that or if I was a rocket scientist I'd talk about that, so on and so forth.
I have read a few articles about Walmart sales being down and trying to reinvent itself here in America, sales are good everywhere else but continues to slide here. I shall give my opinion based solely from my experiences starting from my first visit to one. That most likely would of been in the early seventies. My city did not yet have one, but smaller towns north and south did. I was impressed. Clean, more items than the variety stores of that era. I did like it and the prices were more reasonable. Then a few years later one was built in my hometown, back then they were still a small version of the humongous centers of today. Sam Walton would pass by in his plane and he would be front page news. It seemed like we were privileged to have one! Several years later maybe as many as 15, a super center was built. Simply too much under one roof for me. The auto care center was nice in the beginning, but poor service changed my mind about that quickly. These super centers never worked for me. Then another super center was built out my way on the opposite side of the city, with a Sam's Club, nope not for me.
I did like having the Super Center open all night, I did do a lot of shopping, since I worked the graveyard shift. This one opened in maybe 2005. I would of graded it very good in the beginning, then a slow slide latched on. On weekends some of the product I wanted was sold out. The produce become poor quality, could not find shoes my size, in the ones I wanted. Is a size 12 too big or too small. The final straw happened a couple months ago. Before they'd have one checkout open at 2 A. M. Someone would watch and open another if needed. NOW THERE'S SELF CHECKOUTS AND BABY I AINNA DOING IT! NO SIR . . . THE LINE HAS TO BE DRAWN SOMEWHERE. I'VE TAKEN MY $$$$$ ELSEWHERE!!!
I REMEMBER SAM WALTON A TALKIN' ABOUT PRIDE, MADE IN AMERICA FOR AMERICA. THERE'S NO SUCH THING ANYMORE!
THE MEGA STORES HAVE DRIVEN ALL THE SMALLER STORES OUT, THEY SIMPLY CANNOT COMPETE.
I NOW DO MY GROCERY SHOPPING AT ONE OF THE SMALLER GROCERY CHAINS, THAT HAS SURVIVED. WALMART'S SUPER CENTERS ARE TOO FRICKING BIG! I HAVE TO SHOP IN THE DAYTIME, BUT IT'S WORTH IT, EVEN IF THE PRICES ARE HIGHER, IT'S BETTER FOR ME.
THEY'VE BECOME TOO BIG AND TOO CORPORATE. WANT MY ADVICE? NOW THAT YOU'VE LEVELED EVERY MOM AND POP STORE, BRING THEM BACK!!! YOU HAVE NO COMPETITION. GO BACK TO THE BASICS! BEFORE YOU DESTROYED SERVICE, PRIDE, PLAIN HUMBLE MOM AND POPS STORES. IT WAS THE QUALITY AND KNOWING THE MANAGERS WHO WOULD BEND OVER BACKWARDS FOR YOU . . .
THE NAME HAS BEEN TARNISHED SINCE THE EARLY 90'S. WE ALL KNOW WHY! CORPERATE GREED!
THE BEST SALESMEN EVER IN MY HUMBLE OPINION! HAVE BEEN COLONEL SANDERS, DAVE THOMAS AND SAM WALTON. ONCE WE BELIEVED IN WALMART. A SIMPLE MAN WHO BECOME KING!
WALMART NEEDS A FACE, A NEW BEGINNING HERE IN AMERICA.
IF I WAS THE C.E.O. OF SUCH A UNIVERSAL COMPANY WITH LOSING SALES IN AMERICA I WOULD FRANCHISE SMALLER STORES WHERE YOU'VE PUT ONES OUT OF BUSINESS. PUT THE PRIDE, QUALITY BACK WHERE YOU HAVE DESTROYED.
ONCE I WAS HAPPY AND PROUD TO SPEND MY HARD EARNED $$$$'s THERE. NOW! WON'T GO BACK!!!
HOW ABOUT THE FACE OF CAPTAIN SULLY WHO LANDED THE PLANE 1549 IN THE HUDSON RIVER, JUST A THOUGHT, SOMEONE WHO WHEN WE THE AVERAGE JOE SEE, WE SMILE AND IDENTIFY WITH. WE DID WITH SAM WALTON!