Tuesday, February 22, 2011

A Letter


You sexist pig.
While browsing your shelves last night, I noticed something quite disconcerting.

You are lacking in a certain Dr. Scholl's product. Namely, the Massaging Gel Sport Replacement Insoles for Women. It makes me wonder what exactly you are implying.
Perhaps that women cannot be the extreme athletes that men are, and therefore will never ever wear out a pair of running shoes? Dr. Scholl's does make the product for women. Did the geographic area throw you off? I should probably inform you that hoop skirts have not been in fashion since sometime after the War Between the States (Civil War not quite being the correct term for the conflict itself). In short, there are athletic women who, though they may enjoy athletic activities on the side, still want to be able to stretch their shoes. Learn quickly, Walmart.

Sincerely, A Concerned Customer

So, what's my point here?

More fun than anything. As is the pattern across the United States, many Walmart stores have been remodeled over the past year to incorporate changes that the company has made. Reducing the number of products available was one change that really got me. The reasoning given was that the lack of choices would in turn make the choices of the customer easier. So by not carrying a product that I use, Walmart gave me the option of going to another store to find what I need. Nice of them. Also, prices have risen rather steeply for Walmart, probably so that they'll seem to be a more upscale store.
Nothing doing. Walmart, though there are many lovely stores in places like Orlando and Kissimmee, will always be something funny. The floors are a nondescript white tile, the produce costs too much, and they carry too many "random factors," i.e., products from brand names that make you think "what....?"

So if I ever need to replace my insoles, I'll probably just head to Target.

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