Everybody goes to Wally World

Sometimes I think my background (New England-born, Washington, D.C.-educated, college major in journalism and government and politics) could potentially qualify me as a member of the often-demonized “cultural elite.” Then I read sentences like this one:

Until recently, I had been to exactly one Walmart in my life, at the insistence of a friend I was visiting in Natchez, Mississippi, about 10 years ago. It was one of the sights, she said. Up and down the aisles we went, properly impressed by the endless rows and endless abundance. Not the produce section. I saw rows of prepackaged, plastic-trapped fruits and vegetables. I would never think of shopping there.

That’s from Atlantic food editor Corby Kummer’s piece on Walmart v. Whole Foods on selling sustainable foods.

I’m not going to begrudge those who choose not to shop at Walmart, but how have you never been to one in your life? That literally takes effort. They are freaking everywhere, and they carry everything. How has it never been convenient for you to shop at a Walmart?

I should also note I really enjoy Kummer’s writing, and I’m not trying to single him out for criticism. But I’m just baffled as to how you can be middle-aged and only have shopped at Walmart once in your life.

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6 Responses to Everybody goes to Wally World

  1. csodar says:

    Earlier I kept getting notices from my computer about downloading anti-spyware and how my computer is at risk and how they found a bunch of trojans and worms on my computer. So I opened my McAfee (thats the security I use and I thought it would alert me for any problems) so I checked it, no sweat it said nothing was wrong, so I wrote off the ones my computer was sending me because I was on the internet and I was trying to find a profile layout generator, and I thought that maybe it was false. So just in case I decide to run a virus scan to make sure everything is cool. I walk away from my computer for a few moments, and when i come back my computer is off. So I try to reboot it and it wont work. It refuses to reboot in windows regular. It gets to the little microsoft booting screen and then right before it hits the little chime and windows logo it turns black and just stays like that and wont do anything else. So I tried running a system restore point and a start-up repair in safe mode, I thought it would fix, I try again to reboot it, it does the same thing. But before my computer went haywire my McAfee said nothing was wrong, now here I am in safe mode trying to fix my computer, and McAfee is alerting me about how all my files need attention and how there all at risk.

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  2. Delta Neu says:

    Не знаю как остальным, а мне понравилось.

  3. Вам спасибо – за тёплый приём )

  4. ыстрый и аккуратный квартирный переезд поможет вам сэкономить собственное время и нервы.

  5. универ says:

    А чего у блога такая посещаемость низкая… Кстати на твой блог порчу навели, помогу снять

  6. мент says:

    Спасибо за статью.. Актуально мне сейчас.. Взяла себе еще перечитать.

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