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    nothing about me. You don't know whether I go out of my way to avoid WM whenever I can. You don't know whether or not I patronize my local hardware, or my locally owned and operated drugstore. And that doesn't apply to me, alone, but to anyone here. I know that you backtracked on that a bit, but I do want to make that point. No one here can
    know the circumstances of anyone else.

    That's why we don't need to get personal. If you want to boycott WM entirely, good for you, but do what you can do and let others do what they can do.

    I have never heard so many ill informed and pointless comments as on this blog, as today-- People saying, "I'll bet there's a law against that," or, "I imagine she could sue for that." Some people do know the law and they have said so. And that's helpful for everyone.

    Someone else offered the brilliant observation that WM employees should all just walk out. This kind of thing is unrealistic for many. Many of the people who work at WM are retirees and some of them need that bit of extra income. Others just want something to do. Would they be better off at Lowe's? No doubt, but some areas don't have a Lowe's or a Home Depot, or a KMart, etc.

    People work at WalMart for all sorts of
    reasons. People purchase things there for all sorts of reasons. Please don't presume to know what everybody else ought to do, or can do.

    People who shop at WalMart don't necessarily do so
    because they are attracted to the shiny objects on the shelves, as some have implied.

    It's fine to be anti WalMart, but people on this blog spend more time telling each other what to do, or what to think, than they spend on the subject of the discussion.

    Now, I will fill my bird feeder, and water my geraniums, and find something else worthwhile to occupy my time--if nobody here objects.

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