Posts Tagged ‘greed’

Valentine’s Day

February 14, 2014

It’s a day to laugh to cry, to hold to love.  A day to like, a day to share, a day to engorge yourself on chocolates.  It is a day that many see as not a real holiday, because it’s yet another excuse for America to say, “Hey, you, buy something!”  And you aren’t wrong to think that, I think it most of the time as well, but I will say that if you are one of the lucky ones who don’t coin Valentine’s as “singles awareness day, and are in a relationship, silly, casual, fun, serious, or a married for years sort of arrangement, you should do something with your person today, because after all, if you already love them or like them a lot, you’d want to go out and do something with them, so today is a perfect excuse to spend time together, real holiday or not!  Every kiss does not begin with Kay, because Kay is not a letter, K is.  And buying shit from Jared?  Who cares?  I know he lost a lot of weight on the Subway diet(yes I know it’s a different Jared), but why must we buy expensive crap from him to have a good day?  We don’t. Don’t give in to the lie, unless you really have the money to spare. ” Money can’t buy me love,” remember?

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Cart Pushers Union

February 2, 2014

When you walk out of the store donning your yellow reflective vest, you realize that any of the ills and general rude treatment you suffer as a sales floor associate are nothing compared to that which you suffer as the cart pusher.  You are the lowest of the low, you are like scum to the general customerati it would seem.  Demeaned, and dehumanized for doing something that is probably more taxing than any other job at the store, said as it seems to say.  Why is this?  What sort of world is this that we have created?  And what can we do to fix it?  It’s not like it’s their fault they have this job, and it’s also not like their job doesn’t make their shopping experience more convenient. Just saying.  So maybe that’s why it always seems that at least one cart pusher out of ten doesn’t seem to do their job at all.  No respect means a detriment to worker morale and general work ethic.  Put that in your pipe and smoke it Corporate America, and your GOP bedfellows. 

The View From The Parking Lot

December 1, 2013

By breezing through all their Black Friday deals on Thanksgiving day, it seemed going into work on Friday, that Walmart had become an active participant in the Black Friday boycotts.  Some really insane deals lay untouched upon the shelves, which only made me wonder, couldn’t we sell these items at this price all the time and still have everyone cutting a profit?  There were no lines on any of the registers, and the parking lot was devoid of all life except for the seagulls, the only beings to benefit from the disturbing waste culture of the American Dream.  The sharp talons of these birds are pointing all too clearly at the true detriment of extreme consumerism.  Bless their little hearts!