Actually, read that as I am now no longer a Walmart virgin.
I made a strange and curious decision to go to Walmart today. I had not been there before and some people have said DON’T DO IT and some have said it’s a joy. I thought I would make up my own mind.
Conclusion: it is not a joy.
Despite the fact that there are shelves and shelves of pre-packed crap food and one aisle of fresh stuff, and then a whole lot of other bits and bobs to nose about at and not buy, there was one thing that captured my attention: the carrier bag carousel. What a clever invention! Yes, I actually took a picture of it…..
And I was struck by the plethora of candy canes – walls and aisles and shelves of them……
Walmart, you might be an institution of the USA, but I shan’t be wondering through your doors again. Cheers, though, and Merry Christmas to you and your employees!
Jack FM disses the Brits
I’ve started listening to a bit of 102.7 Jack FM to get my rock and indie fixation. (They even played Jesus Jones ‘Right Here, Right Now’ yesterday! I loved Jesus Jones and once met the lead singer, Mike Edwards, in The Swan pub in Bradford on Avon during New Year’s Eve – fancy that! Actually, that is where he is from, so he was probably just popping in for a friendly pint.)
Anyway, I heard this commercial/advert on the radio this very day for the station: ‘What would make Jack FM more annoying? Being British.’
WTF?! Cheeky buggers! What do they mean by that?! I’ve tweeted them to find out. Honestly, how rude! 😉
Here’s a bit of Jesus Jones to cheer up us much-maligned Brits….
An American friend said to me today ‘Happy Christmas’ and then told me she was being culturally diverse by recognising my British saying. ‘Tis true! Americans don’t say that…Merry Christmas? Happy Holidays? What’s the usual greeting in the USA? I don’t know now. Oh, confused I am.