Skip to main content

I work at Walmart.

So.

A pallet,
for those of you who only shop in stores,
and have never worked behind the scenes,
a pallet is about four feet
by a little less
than four feet
by however high it is stacked,
often about four feet,
sometimes five or six feet.

Some special displays
are four by four by four, almost exactly.

Anyway,
I have been dealing with these pallets
for about 18 years,
but more so just lately.

This is the first time I have been
assigned to the backroom inventory crew
in the weeks leading up to,
in the days leading up to,
Black Friday.

Black Friday Riots

Stay home on Black Friday.

People have been killed on Black Friday.

Black Friday is just another day,
in which
Walmart,
and most other major retailers
simply do what they do all year,
but find a way to do it a little more.

Do not buy for your children,
they only need simple toys that are cheap
all year.

Do not buy for adults,
adults do not need Christmas gifts.

Adults need help from each other,
the help they might get
from another adult
who is mature
and self-controlled enough
to avoid Black Friday.

In the seasonal area
of Walmart,
if I may act a little like a salesman,
is an item,
for sale now,
not held back for Black Friday madness.

It is a set of dishes.

I bought one like it last year,
in January of this year,
I mean.

It is a very pretty set of dishes,
with a poinsettia pattern
under the glaze.

I bought it, because it was

Looking at the Christmas dishes in the Walmart made me cry.  For the first time since Pam died, I felt a desire to buy something for Pam.  I decided to buy the set of dishes for Pam, because I knew she would like them.  I knew that, because I know what she likes.  What she did like, when she was alive.  It is as simple as that.

 

A set of dishes Pam would like.

Originally posted to Smarter Prepping With Big Jack on Sun Nov 21, 2010 at 02:37 AM PST.

EMAIL TO A FRIEND X
Your Email has been sent.
You must add at least one tag to this diary before publishing it.

Add keywords that describe this diary. Separate multiple keywords with commas.
Tagging tips - Search For Tags - Browse For Tags

?

More Tagging tips:

A tag is a way to search for this diary. If someone is searching for "Barack Obama," is this a diary they'd be trying to find?

Use a person's full name, without any title. Senator Obama may become President Obama, and Michelle Obama might run for office.

If your diary covers an election or elected official, use election tags, which are generally the state abbreviation followed by the office. CA-01 is the first district House seat. CA-Sen covers both senate races. NY-GOV covers the New York governor's race.

Tags do not compound: that is, "education reform" is a completely different tag from "education". A tag like "reform" alone is probably not meaningful.

Consider if one or more of these tags fits your diary: Civil Rights, Community, Congress, Culture, Economy, Education, Elections, Energy, Environment, Health Care, International, Labor, Law, Media, Meta, National Security, Science, Transportation, or White House. If your diary is specific to a state, consider adding the state (California, Texas, etc). Keep in mind, though, that there are many wonderful and important diaries that don't fit in any of these tags. Don't worry if yours doesn't.

You can add a private note to this diary when hotlisting it:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from your hotlist?
Are you sure you want to remove your recommendation? You can only recommend a diary once, so you will not be able to re-recommend it afterwards.
Rescue this diary, and add a note:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from Rescue?
Choose where to republish this diary. The diary will be added to the queue for that group. Publish it from the queue to make it appear.

You must be a member of a group to use this feature.

Add a quick update to your diary without changing the diary itself:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary?
(The diary will be removed from the site and returned to your drafts for further editing.)
(The diary will be removed.)
Are you sure you want to save these changes to the published diary?

Comment Preferences

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site