It never ceases to amaze me how people can turn into such an animal just for a discount. What’s amazes me even more is that had the crowd not been in a frenzy and everyone could lazily walk around and pick out what they want, the “grabbers” probably wouldn’t even want whatever item they just risked their lives over.
Millions of shop owners in India are fighting for their survival, as the threat of Wal-Mart knocks at the door. While entry for international supermarket giants has been shelved for now, there are those who argue the move would be good for consumers and employment.
Just interviewed with internet radio talk show host, Peter Hebert, about the Wal*Mart boycott. This show will be available to listen to today, November 8th, at 2:30 EST. It will be available anytime to listen to as well.
Here are the details on the interview, and the link to the show.
It is now the largest corporation in the world, its practice of disregarding human rights for the sake of a good sale on the other side of the world is setting an ominous trend in an industry that is now trying to keep up with Wal-Mart by wringing more labor for less and less compensation.
Oh, the HORROR of it all! The images of layaway at Wal-Mart just gives me the heebie-jeebies! I have a visual image in my mind of all the people from the People of Wal-Mart site standing in line wearing clothing that looks like they were the rejects from previous eras, butt-crack showing, wearing panda-bear hoodies, clothing with the type of sayings that make you scratch your head and ponder, “wtf…”, parts of their bodies exposed which shouldn’t be, and so on and so on. They are all there carrying on in some strange dialect of English – or whatever their language may be – discussing how horrible their children are, how their boss “dun did ‘em wrong cuz I was just a little bit late” (what he didn’t say was “late every day”), how their utilities are going to be shut off – while standing their waiting to buy their 60-inch TV with wall mount, etc etc.