I don’t shop at Wal-Mart. It is my humble opinion that the Walton kids move these stores into communities with the intent of destroying local industry. Additionally, they tend to stock sub-standard products. I don’t feel like supporting such things. If they swung back to the original business model of stocking all U.S.-made products at a fair price, I would likely give them my business again. But, here‘s a reason not to patronize their stores that I had never considered. From the linked article:
A man said he reached down to pick up a stick lying in the gardening aisle of a Wal-Mart in Idaho, only to discover that it was a rattlesnake that then bit his hand.
Wow. I’ve never actually seen a live rattlesnake outside of a zoo. I’m not sure how I would react to being bitten by a rattlesnake in a warehouse store. I would pay money to have seen the look on the guy’s face when it happened. I have to imagine that it was a combination of pain, fear, and “WTF?!?!”. Anyway, beware sticks in gardening isles. Or any unexpected sticks for that matter. Surprise sticks may not be sticks at all. And if they rattle at you, be ever more wary.