Anyone who knows me knows that I hate Wal-Mart. Like, absolutely, unequivocally find it repugnant in every way possible. I’ve written about my reasons, here. And if you haven’t seen the documentary, “Wal-Mart: The high cost of low price,” click this link here.
I never shop there personally. I will not give my money or patronage to what I refer to as “The Evil Empire.” However, it is the only store near my work and I find myself there with a co-worker on occasion to get supplies for work. I get a stomach ache every time I go. Just ask my unlucky co-workers.
Wednesday we were there getting supplies for an art project when we walked past their women’s section on clothes. Normally I don’t stop and look, but the skirts and blouses I saw were really cute. Stunningly cute for Wal-Mart. My co-worker told me that Down East Outfitters (which has very, very cute clothing) has a discount brand called Bella Bird at Wal-Mart. You can take a look at how cute their products are here. These clothes are only available at Wal-Mart.
So this is my moral conundrum. I can’t sacrifice my principles on the altar of cute clothing, right? Right?! Even if I did justify it and talk myself into buying the very cute skirt I saw, I know myself, I would feel guilty every time I wore it. I would feel the same upset stomach feeling I get every time I’m forced to walk into The Evil Empire.
I guess I’ll have to keep buying my Down East outfitters clothing on the Clearance rack in the mall. It’s better than sacrificing any money to the Walton family trust fund.