Wednesday, September 17, 2008

It's Either a Flesh-Eating Virus or the Virulent Spread of a Soul-Eating Store

From the very excellent Sociological Images website comes this graphical representation of the coverage of the US by Walmart.



What's more scary than the final product is how it happened. Click the link at Sociological Images and you'll get to see how this virus has slowly quickly taken over our country...

True story: I had to go to West Virginia on business and I flew into Roanoke, VA at around 11:30 p.m. US Air managed to lose my bag, though I was one of maybe seven people on the flight. I asked at the Roanoke airport where I could get some necessities at that late hour. Taking into account the 3 hour ride I still had ahead of me, they suggested I stop at a 24 hour Walmart. I did that. It was one of the scariest experiences of my life. Places like that should not be open 24 hours a day. I believe it may be the only outfit in the word actively recruiting in the CHUD community.

2 comments:

FFMatt said...

I agree with this. Walmart in Delaware next to my hotel was open when I pulled in there very late. So I walk across the parking lot in the dark past about 6 guys who just bought paintball equipment and already had it all out at their cars. Very late. At night. In Delaware.

Anonymous said...

Home of tax free maiming.