Sat Feb 4, 2012, 06:25 PM
More reasons to hate Walmart! (my letter today)
I visited the Store in Citrus Heights CA yesterday (Feb 3-2012) after a week off and I was APPALLED! Not in one, or even two, but in many ways.
We'll start with pretty appalling and go too Horribly appalling.
MUZAK! One of the reasons I go to Walmart, over all the other stores in the area, is because there is never music in there (holidays excepted). Or if there is (sometimes in Sporting Goods), it is so low you cannot hear it very well.
Yesterday, it was loud, all over the store, AND LAME. (Roseanna!!!!)
I am the caregiver for 4 senior citizens and go to that Walmart all the time, perhaps ten times on one week, with about five of those times vvisits over an hour long (Seniors, you know). So for me to be in a place where I feel as if I am being assaulted by music that I detest for any amount of time is not doable.
I spend my life avoiding music like that. As a musician, it is like being assaulted while shopping and it only makes me want to leave the store as soon as possible. (AND STOP SHOPPING!!!!!) Really, it doesn't matter if it music I like, (instead of Roseanna, one of the songs I heard yesterday ) or whatever, you do not have to make anyone feel this way when shopping.
In situations like this, after complaining, i usually stop going to that store or that chain of stores, permanently if it continues the next time I go in.
After that, I will take my business elsewhere.
STILL PRETTY APPALLING BUT IN A DIFFERENT WAY:
I noticed that you went back to using plastic bags at that store. Why? I thought it was working out well the other way. Now the checkers loaded my goods with plastic before they used the bags I brought and wrapped everything in plastic before they put it in my bags.
PROBABLY 150,000 BAGS EVERY DAY FROM JUST THAT STORE? (Correct me if you can, I am just guessing there).
I used to think it was cool of you to do away with the plstic, but ic an see that was just a publicity stunt.Funny how the switch back did not come with the nearly the fanfare that came when Walmart stopped using plastic bags.
Why not switch to a biodegradable bag? Surely Walmart could open a plant using hemp oil to produce bags in a country that has hemp production just to produce their own bags, clamshells, and other containers, now made of oil and are pollutants and permanent litter....... talk about a PR Move...Probably save kajillions of dollars too.
was seeing Captain Morgan's rum drinks in the checkout aisle. I see the drinks in a bag, with a cartoonish logo, are right up front at the register. ALCOHOLIC (hard drinks) bbeverages are at the checkout!?!?!?!?!?! I am sure kids are confused seeing that product mixed in with Candy bars and the other "child targeted" items in the aisle.). And they are right at teenagers eye level, and we know that teens and booze aren't a good mixture right?
Are you deliberately marketing these to children? Someone is. At least "brand planting".
Really take em off the checkout and put them back in the liquor aisle. Pretty irresponsible to make a few bucks. It is bad enough that you use the checkout aisle to sell diabetes and heart attacks to children. Don't sell them alcoholism too....