I Hate WalMart!
I mean it! I don't hate much in this world, but I hate WalMart. It's not even all the political junk; sweatshops, predatory business practices and what-have-you. Don't get me wrong, I can rant about those things too. But, the real reason I hate WalMart is simple: IT'S UGLY!
Everything about the experience is UGLY!
The store is ugly. The aisles are ugly. The lighting is ugly. The uniforms are ugly (which, unfortunately, goes a long way toward making the people ugly.) The products are ugly. The packaging is ugly. The fixtures are ugly. The signage is ugly. The music is ugly. The carts are ugly. The displays are ugly. The card scanners are ugly. Even the floor mats are ugly.
I CAN'T HANDLE THAT MUCH UGLINESS!
Some bit of my creative soul dies every time I go in there.
Expedience be damned! I am not going back!
(now I'm throwing temper tantrums...must be Friday)