Saturday, March 29, 2008

Evil Big Box Store(tm) explained

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.


Martha said...

I also was employed at the Evil Big Box Store #1812 and enjoyed my time there. I met my future husband there and the rest is as they say, history, lol

david5258 said...

cliff--my wife becky still refers to getting walled, or having to go wallys.
btw, the prices on many items are LESS at wallys in massillon than at evil big box store#1812. go figure.
go tribe

dons_mind said...

hehehe i know what you mean - - my brother is one of the managers over at the warren sam's should hear what they call the places! lol

go tribe!!!! i predict a big year!!

Monday through Sunday said...

Too funny! I have a love/hate relationship with that place..:)

Bella said...

Wal Mart is one of the few places to shop here and I do. I don't like having to go to many different places to get what I need and for the most part, they usually have just about everything. Some of the smaller stores just don't have a good selection.

My 2 cents.


74WIXYgrad said...


I shop there too. As I say the Evil Big Box Store designation is mainly a tongue in cheek reference. I just think it's funny that everytime a Wal*Mart Supercenter gets ready to open, people start predicting the end of civilization as we know it.

Bella probably shops at Evil Big Box Store #734.

Bella said...

You are so smart!
(you know I had to look that up!).


74WIXYgrad said...

A reliable site meter and a good search engine makes one look pretty sharp.

Pat Jenkins said...

don't tell me you were a greater wixy!!! he he!!!

74WIXYgrad said...

PJ, I have never been a "greater WIXY" then what I am now. I wasn't a "greeter," either.

I was an electronics associate.

lilredaleta said...

I work at Wally World as I like to call it in Garfield Hts #3326 Fun Fun FUn at wally world now that they opened two store less then a half an hour away from my store in ether direction