Most people who are regular readers of this blog know when I use the term Evil Big Box Store(tm), I am referring to Wal*Mart Supercenter. Most people also realize that I do not use this term with any malice. I use it as a tongue in cheek reference.
It seems that every time Wal*Mart plans to open a new store, there is always predictions of doom and gloom. It will bring on mass unemployment, and close establishments that have been in business since the Mayflower docked. Oh yeah, it will also cause teenagers to have acne.
When the Wadsworth, Ohio Wal*Mart Supercenter was getting ready to open, the publisher of the free weekly newspaper in our area, The Post, wrote a series of columns criticizing the decision made by Wal*Mart to build a supercenter in that area. He told of mom and pop stores closing because they couldn't afford to compete. He also said that he wouldn't shop at Wal*Mart, and would patronize the smaller, independently owned businesses. That's all well and good, and that's his prerogative. Not everybody can afford to do that though.
Anyway, I had that in mind when I started to use the term Evil Big Box Store. And lately, I have started using the store numbers, so the Wadsworth, Ohio Wal*Mart Supercenter is now Evil Big Box Store #2966.
I am a former Wal*Mart employee. I worked at the Wooster, Ohio store, now Evil Big Box Store #1812. I worked there on Fridays and Saturdays from September, 1996 to September, 1998, and enjoyed my time there.
Of course when I worked there, we called the store Wally World.